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TIES THAT BIND unveils the 2021 selection

For its 13th edition, TIES THAT BIND (TTB), the leading workshop programme connecting professionals from Asia and Europe, announces the selection of 25 participants including directors coming from 14 countries.

TTB takes place over a year through 2 workshops offering comprehensive knowledge of the European and Asian film industries and markets. The participants benefit from high-level development under the guidance of top-notch experts from both continents and have the opportunity to meet with key decision makers during the online edition of ATF - Asia TV Forum & Market (Singapore), and FOCUS ASIA, the Industry Section of the Udine Far East Film Festival (Italy).

The first workshop will take place online over 2 weeks during November 29 – December 3 and December 6 – 10, 2021. The second workshop will take place in Udine between April 25 – 29, 2022. The participants will work together in a group led by EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann (Weydemann Bros., DE) and TTB graduate Bianca Balbuena (Epicmedia Productions, PH). The two group leaders will guide the participants’ discussion and analysis of each other’s projects from both an Asian and European perspective.

TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher (Ici et Là Productions, FR) has put together a team of leading industry professionals. Script consultant Clare Downs (UK) will introduce the main script development tools to strengthen the participants’ understanding of narrative principles, in order to enable them to navigate their writers through the script development process. Sales agent Nicolas Brigaud-Robert (Playtime, FR) will elaborate on current trends in the international market. Marketing expert Constanza Arena (CinemaChile, CL) will guide the producers in developing innovative marketing strategies for their projects. Finance experts Jean-Baptiste Babin (Backup Media Group, FR) and Justin Deimen (108 Media, SG) will give detailed advice on the projects’ financing plans and how to access private equity.

Furthermore, TTB is partnering with SPM and ATF. The inaugural SEAScreen Project Market (SPM) will be launched at the Asia TV Forum & Market / ScreenSingapore (ATF/SS) on 1st December 2021 with its selection of 15 feature film and television projects slated for financing and co-production meetings with decision makers across ATF/SS. Formerly known as the Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market (SAFF) which ran from 2015 to 2021, the event is now relaunched to include serialised content as well as feature films across all genres such as animation, factual entertainment, and digital shorts. SPM continues SAFF’s long-term partnership with TTB and will virtually co-locate its project selection with TTB’s own selection each year on the ATF Online+ platform, where interested co-producers and buyers are encouraged to schedule meetings with the curated projects.

The following 20 participants focusing on project development with feature films in development and 5 participants focusing on career development wanting to extend their knowledge and network towards Asia have been selected to participate in TTB 2021:

 

  • Vivian Yeran Bao, Guanyu Film, China

           Project: Sheep in the Forest by Tian Guan

 

  • Mariana Barassi, Program Ibermedia & Margenes Film Festival, Italy / Spain

 

  • Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Versus Production, Belgium

    Project: A Missing Part by Guillaume Senez

 

  • Johann Chapelan, Girelle Production, France

    Project: Picturehouse by Minh Nguyen-Vo

 

  • Claire Chassagne, Dolce Vita Films, France

 

  • Matija Drniković, Wolfgang&Dolly, Croatia

 

  • Anna Fam, Polished Productions, Vietnam / Poland

 

  • Iqbal Mohammad Hamdan, Catchlight Pictures Indonesia, Indonesia

    Project: Our Son by Luhki Herwanayogi

 

  • Junxiang Huang, Zhao Wei Films, Singapore

    Project: True Island by Harry & Henry Zhuang

 

  • Veronika Kührová, Analog Vision, Czech Republic

    Project: The Ugly Mandarine by Piaoyu Xie

 

  • Stelle Laguda, KT House Productions, Philippines

    Project: RA 8491 or How We Recall Lost Memories in Transit by Austin Tan

 

  • Aiko Masubuchi, Zakkubalan, Japan

          Project: Earthquake by Neo Sora

 

  • Mai Nguyen, CineHanoi & Scarlet Visions, Vietnam / Germany

 

  • Abel Ribeiro Chaves, Sociedade Optica Tecnica, Portugal

Project: Sakura by Pedro Magano

 

  • Els Vandevorst, N279 Entertainment, Netherlands

Project: Emerald Butterfly by Martin Koolhoven

 

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA) and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Aurora Media Holdings. TIES THAT BIND is held in conjunction with Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore.

For more information please contact:

EAVE Coordinator, Tanika Sajatovic: tanika@eave.org

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INSPIRATIONAL LABS at WEMW 2022 - Special offer for EAVE graduates

Dear EAVE Producers,

After closing the call for the Co-Production Forum with a successful record number of over 430 submissions, WEMW launches a complete programme of Inspirational Labs, a series of mini-workshops meant to stimulate producers to develop new content, explore new business models and discover new markets.

The WEMW Inspirational Labs, run in collaboration with leading training programmes and international partners such as EAVE, will offer a deeper insight on TV series content, animation production, impact & outreach strategy, independent online distribution, and on the 2022 East & West spotlight markets. These new activities will be based on active participation and will have the main goal to offer to all participating professionals an impact on their future company business model. The final selection will be primarily based on the applicant’s profile and motivation, and up to 5 EAVE graduates from Europe and Canada will have the extraordinary opportunity to join physically the labs and the full programme of WEMW!

All Inspirational Labs will take place on site, in Trieste (Italy), during WEMW on January 24 - 26, 2022.

 

SUBMISSION & DEADLINE

- all applications must include: complete online form, producer/company profile, motivation letter;

- it is possible to apply to max. 2 different labs, but it will be possible to attend only one Inspirational Lab;

- in case you already applied to other WEMW activities you can still apply to the Inspirational Labs.

 

In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link https://vp.eventival.com/trieste/2022

Please mention you are an EAVE graduate in your profile or motivation letter!

There is no submission fee and the deadline is December 15, 2021, 23.59 CET.

The selection will be announced late December.

 

FEE

In case of selection in one of the labs, the participation fee is 200 EUR, including accreditation, tuition fee, lunches and access to the on-site and online WEMW programme.

 

Have a look at the WEMW Inspirational Labs and find the one that suits you best!

 

ANIMA SPIRIT| Animation Inspirational Lab

in partnership with CEE Animation Workshop

ANIMA SPIRIT is designed as an entrance door for experienced producers and film companies coming from live action or documentary, wanting to discover the exciting and complex world of animated film production. The Lab is hosted by the CEE Animation Workshop team and led by experts Jelena Popović (NFB, Canada) and Jean Francois Le Corre (Vivement Lundi!, France). It will combine group work, individual consultancies, and lectures on financial and creative aspects of animation production. More info HERE

 

COLD OPEN | Drama Series Inspirational Lab

in partnership with MIDPOINT Institute

COLD OPEN will once again select international producers, with a background in feature films, who aspire to shift to drama series content. The programme will be led by MIDPOINT Institute's tutors and experts, and will include lectures, group sessions and individual consultations, aiming to supply hands-on skills of development, production planning and financing of serialized drama content. More detailed info HERE

 

IMPACT PYRAMID | Outreach & Impact Inspirational Lab

in partnership with ESoDoc

Danielle Turkov & Amy Shepherd from Think-Film will lead a guided co-creation workshop, in which selected fiction and documentary projects develop impact loglines, goals and key action steps. The main objective is to enhance participants’ understanding of the value of impact and what it can achieve for their productions and society, introduce them to a range of tools they can use to design and deliver policy impact, give participants specific project advice and guidance. More detailed info HERE

 

VOD FOR PRODUCERS | Online Distribution Inspirational Lab

in partnership with EUROVOD

The lab is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the diversified VOD landscape and discover new distribution models within the European digital market. The series of lectures will be led by EUROVOD experts and representatives of some of the most active and successful European VOD platforms, and will help to inspire attending film companies to plan ahead the digital distribution of their films.

 

WEMW FOCUS | East & West Inspirational Lab

in partnership with the 2022 East & West countries in focus (Russia & UK, Ireland, Canada, USA)

A complete journey through the main funding, distribution and market opportunities offered by the 2022 WEMW spotlight territories. All lectures, individual consultancies and exchange sessions will feature leading key players from these industries and will tackle a wide range of topics, from working with equity investors to the independent documentary scene in the US.

 

INSPIRATIONAL LABS INFO DAY

All applicants will have the opportunity to virtually meet with the WEMW team on November 29 from 10.00am to 11.00am to get more info about the Inspirational Labs and the submission process. To ensure your attendance and get the direct link to the INFO DAY, you need to register by writing to programme@wemw.it no later than November 26.

We remind that WEMW 2022 will grant physical access to the market venue only to the participants selected to one of the Inspirational Labs or to any other section in the programme. All other film professionals will be offered the possibility to enjoy the rich programme of WEMW and access the new WEMW Digital Universe by requesting an online accreditation from early December.

 

More information are available at www.wemw.it 

 

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Obituary Darija Kulenović Gudan

The EAVE family mourns the passing of Croatian producer and EAVE graduate Darija Kulenović Gudan.

Croatian film producer, co-founder of the production company Studio DIM and beloved member of the EAVE community, graduate of the EAVE Producers Workshop, Darija Kulenovic Gudan has passed away in Zagreb aged 49.

Darija was one of the leading female film professionals in the region, producing films such as Aleksi by Barbara Vekarić, Night Ships by Igor Mirković, My Grandpa is an Alien by Marina Andree Škop and Dražen Žarković, as well as the documentary series The Housing Issue by Silvana Menđušić, the drama series In Treatment by Tomislav Rukavina and Marko Škop, children's series Laboratory at the End of the Universe, RECs, Njama, Njam, and many others. Her latest project was feature omnibus Heavens Above by Serbian director Srđan Dragojević, on which she worked as a coproducer. 

Darija’s power and strength as well as her warm smile will be missed by us all. 

Our heart and thoughts go out to her family, friends and all those who have admired her.

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EAVE PUENTES Workshop 2 happening in Uruguay!

The final session of this year’s EAVE’s Europe-Latin-America co-production workshop starts today, November 22 until November 29!

The whole duration of the workshop will take place in Hotel San Pedro de Timote (Florida, Uruguay), a remote finca turned into a hotel, surrounded by the wilderness and beauty of the Uruguayan countryside.

The 14 participants who have started the journey together online will finally meet in person in this exceptionally immersive workshop composed mainly by group work conducted by the two PUENTES group leaders Agustina Chiarino (Mutante Cine, Uruguay), and Jean des Forêts (Petit Film, France).

Other experts include PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido, and Acquisition Expert Aranka Matits (Featurette, The Netherlands).

In addition to the group work, participants will have individual meetings with PUENTES script consultant Jacques Akchoti (France) to discuss the alterations made in the project’s stories since June, individual meetings with the group leaders to discuss their careers as well as on request meetings with Aranka Matits regarding sales and acquisitions.

Thanks to EAVE’s partnership with the Marché du Film, PUENTES participants are accredited to participate in the upcoming edition of Ventana Sur taking place onsite (in Buenos Aires) and online from November 29 to December 3.

PUENTES 2021 is the 11th edition and second one under the guidance of PUENTES head of Studies Fernanda del Nido.

 

EAVE would like to express its gratitude to its workshop 2 partners; Egeda Uruguay, MEC-DNC-INCAU, Montevideo Audiovisual and MUTANTE Cine for making this physical workshop possible, its workshop 1 partners Fondo Audiovisivo FVG, IDM Südtirol and MiC and to Creative Europe-MEDIA and IBERMEDIA for their year-round support. 

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EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 culminates in Barcelona with a bang

The EAVE 2021 Producers Workshop’s third and final session in Barcelona, Spain (November 8-15) will welcome a record number of 102 leading international decision makers (complete list below) to discover in physical or online meetings the 51 top producing talents from 37 countries and discuss the 31 fiction, documentary and serial projects developed during this year’s EAVE Producers’ Workshop.

On the menu is a rich programme of plenary sessions, group work and individual meetings with EAVE experts and exquisite guests. Some highlights include a session of Public Film Finance at a Crossroads by Tomas Eskilsson  (Film i Väst, SE), an interview with Beta Film’s Chief Content Officer Koby Gal Raday (Beta Film, DE) on series production, negotiation group sessions under the title About Conflict Styles & Negotiation Power. Knowledge to suceed in negotiations by Anja Henningsmeyer (DE) as well as a dedicated session on Producing in and with Catalonia with EAVE PUENTES graduate Andrea H. Català (Amor y Lujo), Carlota Guerrero (Catalan Film Commission), EAVE participant Mar Medir Benito (Catalan Films) and EAVE graduate Adrià Mones (Fasten Films).

Catalan industry professionals are joining the plenary sessions, in addition to which a group of 8 selected Catalan producers will work on their projects in group work sessions lead by EAVE Group Leader Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE).

 

The 102 decision makers joining physically or online are:

Salma Abdalla / Autlook Filmsales (AT), Helen Ahlsson / Swedish Film Institute (SE), Scilla Andreen / Indieflix (US), Olivier Barbier / mk2 films (FR), Kazz Basma / Sideways Film (UK), Mariela Besuievsky / Tornasol Films (ES), Karin Beyens / Orange Entertainment (FR), Francesca Breccia / Coccinelle Film (IT), Kristian Brodie / Curzon CM Development Fund (UK), Todd Brown / XYZ Films (US), Manuela Buono / Slingshot Films (IT), Laure Caillol / Haut et Court (FR), Daniela Cölle / Pluto Film (DE), Jack M. Dalgleish / JD Entertainment (US), Claas Danielsen / Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (DE), Esra Demirkiran / TRT Cinema (TR), Lucie Desquiens / Charades (FR), Elaine Dumont / SODEC (CA), Karoliina Dwyer / The Yellow Affair (FI), Noemi Ferrer Schwenck / DR Sales (DK), Leslie Finlay / Creative Scotland (UK), Adrienne Frejacques / ARTE France (FR), Marco Valerio Fusco / Intramovies (IT), Simon Gabriele / Indie Sales (FR), Koby Gal-Raday / Beta Cinema (DE), Iole Maria Giannattasio / Ministry of Culture (MiC) (IT), Aleksandar Govedarica / Syndicado Film Sales (CA), Gabor Greiner / Films Boutique (DE), Alessandro Gropplero Italy / Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund (IT), Laufey Guðjónsdóttir / Icelandic Film Centre (IS), Faruk Güven / TRT Cinema (TR), Harriet Harper-Jones / Endeavor Content (UK), Barbie Heusinger / Sola Media (DE), Alexis Hofmann / BAC Films (FR), Yaba Holst / SF Studios (SE), Yuval Horowitz / Keshet Media Group (IL), Hanaa Issa / Doha Film Institute (QA), Marcella Jelic / Taskovski Films (UK), Thierry Jobin / Visions Sud Est & Fribourg Int. Film Festival (CH), Susa Katz / Zürcher Filmstiftung (CH), Ali Kechen / Doha Film Institute (QA), Susan King / Telefilm Canada (CA), Tine Klint / LevelK (DK), Danny Krausz / DOR FILM (AT), Zuzana Kucerova / Czech Television (CZ), Pierre-Alexandre Labelle / Under The Milky Way (FR), Louise Lantagne / SODEC (CA), Ioana Lazareanu / Romanian Film Centre (RO), Juan Pablo Libossart / Swedish Film Institute (SE), Marcin Łuczaj / New Europe Film Sales (PL), Katrien Maes / Screen Flanders (BE), Noël Magis / Screen Brussels (BE), Gaetano Maiorino / True Colours Glorious Films (IT), Fiorella Moretti / Luxbox (FR), Anthony Muir / Film i Väst (SE), Birgit Oberkofler / IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige (IT), Simon Ofenloch / ZDF/ARTE (DE), Christina Pelekani / Endorphin Film Sales (GR), Agneta Perman / Sveriges Television (SE), Michel Plazanet / CNC - Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (FR), Malika Rabahallah / MOIN – Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (DE), Maryanne Redpath / Berlin International Filmfestival – Generation (DE), Ilse Ronteltap / Netherlands Film Fund (NL), Andreas Rothbauer / Picture Tree International (DE), Gabriele Röthemeyer / Consultant (DE), Cécile Salin / Diaphana Distribution (FR), Lucas Schmidt / Studio Zentral (DE), Katriel Schory /Senor Consultant International Co-productions (IL), Edith Sepp / Estonian Film Institute (EE), Anna Shalashina / Kinoprime Foundation (RU), Riina Sildos / Amrion Production (EE), Patrick Sobelman / Agat Films – Ex Nihilo (FR), Joakim Rang Strand / Film i Skåne (SE), Nathalie Streiff / Institut Français / Cinémas du Monde (FR), Weerada Sucharitkul / FilmDoo (UK), Irena Taskovski / Taskovski Films (UK), Roland Teichmann / Austrian Film Institute (AT), Marie-Pierre Vallé / Wild Bunch (FR), Esther van Messel / First Hand Films (CH), Lena Vurma / Filmwelt Verleihagentur (DE), Kimberely Warner / Ffilm Cymru Wales (UK), James Webber / Dogwoof (UK), Michael Werner / Eyewell (SE) and Oliver Zeller / Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (DE)

 

Various special guests from Europe’s leading co-production markets EAVE has partnerships with will be available for one-to-one meetings: 

Marjorie Bendeck / Connecting Cottbus (DE), Martina Bleis / Berlinale Co-Production Market (DE), Gabriele Capolino / The Gotham (US), Francesco Capurro / Series Mania (FR), Camille Cohen / Series Mania (FR), Alexia de Vito / MIA Market (IT), Mercedes Fernandez / TorinoFilmLab (IT), Alessandro Gropplero Italy / When East Meets West (IT), Armin Hadzic / CineLink (BiH), Marge Liiske / Baltic Event (EE), Helena Mackenzie / London Production Finance Market (UK), Tereza Simikova / CPH:DOX (DK), Mira Staleva / Sofia Meetings (BG), Lennart Ström / m:brane (SE), Nadja Tennstedt / DOK Leipzig (DE), Gülin Üstün / Meetings on the Bridge (TR), Marit van den Elshout / IFFR Pro (NL), Aleksandra Zakharchenko / Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes (FR) and Jeremy Zelnik / Les Arcs Coproduction Village (FR)

 

The EAVE 2021 Producers Workshop’s third and final session in Barcelona, Spain (November 8-15), is organized in partnership with the City Hall of Barcelona, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte, the Government of Catalonia through the Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC) and in collaboration with Catalan Films, Catalunya Film Commission and Barcelona Film Comission

The first two sessions of the EAVE 2021 Producers Workshop took place from March 7-12 & April 12-19 (online) and from July 19-26 (onsite in Orléans, France).

For more information, please contact satu@eave.org.

EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Fondo Audiovisivo Friuli Venezia Giulia, PACT – the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, the Polish Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, SODEC, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Projeto Paradiso, TRT - Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, French Institute of South Africa, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

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EAVE on Demand SEVILLE

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TIES THAT BIND ON DEMAND in Taiwan kicks off in November!

We are delighted to announce our first TIES THAT BIND ON DEMAND hybrid workshop in Taiwan in cooperation with Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA).

Between November 1 - 5, 2021 and following the successful EAVE methodology, the selected Taiwanese producers will work on the development of their projects under the guidance of TTB core experts such as TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher (Ici et là Productions, FR), script consultant Clare Downs (UK), sales expert Nicolas Brigaud-Robert (Playtime, FR) and group leader Jonas Weydemann (Weydemann Bros., DE).

Clare Downs will elaborate on script development tools. Sales agent Nicolas Brigaud-Robert will give insight into the international market, while Christophe Bruncher will focus on production opportunities in Europe and Asia. During the group work sessions, the participants will analyse each other’s projects from the script, sales and financing perspective under the guidance of experienced TTB group leader Jonas Weydemann. The participants will also meet all experts in individual meetings.

The following participants were selected for the workshop:

  • Yi-Jou HSIEH, Hyper Pictures, project: Forbidden Blossom
  • Susan HUANG, Static Film Productions, project: Borderless
  • Celine KAO, Original Films, project: The Horse
  • Bo-Tsun KO, Bourgeois Bohemian Creative Film, project: Dear Goodbye
  • Evril KUO, Flash Forward Entertainment, project: Suli
  • Ivy Yu-Hua SHEN, TYDAL Productions, project: Malice
  • Amanda TSENG, ENLA Media, project: Honey Milk

The facilitator of the hybrid workshop is TTB graduate Stefano Centini (Volos Films, TW). Ties That Bind On Demand Taiwan workshop is organised by Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and EAVE in cooperation with Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA).

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A safe place - Exclusive Interview with EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti

EAVE script consultant since more than two decades, Jacques Akchoti talks about the triangle of scriptwriter, director and producer in film and about the philosophy behind script consultancy at EAVE workshops.

©Géraldine Aresteanu

 

EAVE: If you would have to compare your work with an everyday profession, what would it be: a firefighter or a gardener?

Jacques Akchoti: It depends. Actually, you have to switch from one to the other. The idea is to be a gardener, but sometimes to be a good gardener, you have to know how to be a firefighter!

 

With both you need water hose.

Exactly. It depends on who is in front of you.

 

You were script consultant of TITANE. The film won the Golden Palm in Cannes, started in cinemas in Europe, and has been nominated Best International Film by France at the Oscars. Was it difficult to balance this rather turbulent film?

I worked on the director’s, Julia Ducournau’s previous film RAW. This new film was with a new producer (EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin) that we both knew. Since I knew Julia from her previous film, I knew what kind of world and genre she was interested in, I knew her original style and personality.

Julia’s previous film RAW was a story about a young girl with whom an audience could easily identify. In TITANE, the main character is more peculiar: she is a serial killer... The identification is more complex. Julia always has a clear point of view of what she wants to achieve: with this film she took things a step further in the world she wants to explore. 

It wasn’t always an easy ride. When she came to me, she had already worked for 3-4 years on the project. We worked together on the script for an additional year, even if the financing was already in place after 9 months.

 

So, you had to change a lot, or was it more fine tuning?

She came with a draft of the script, things were not in place yet, but the general story was there. She had a difficult time making some decisions and I had to tackle her about these. We worked out the story, the characters, the relationships, but even when we had the financing, we still had major decisions to make.

If you see the film, there are two very strong characters. She was resisting to change some key issues relating to each of them in the story. When the financing was in place and also because she got other feedbacks, she finally decided to accept major changes in the narration of the story and to stick more to her main character. That’s what is in the film now.

When we were working on the script some budget issues came up because of a few very expensive scenes. We had to solve these and find cheaper solutions. As you can tell, we had to approach the project from a lot of different angles: storytelling, characters, plot, point of view issues, budget, in order to narrow it down to the essence.

Julia shot the film late because of COVID and things got delayed also for other reasons. In the meantime, she shot a series in the US and after she got back, we did the final version.

 

As a script consultant do you have to consult thinking about the budget?

As a script consultant you also work with the producer. In this case, the issue was that we had an important French star (Vincent Lindon), who had committed to the project before even reading it. He had to train himself and do some bodybuilding for the film. He started before he read the script, so we had to come up with a convincing draft of the script also for him.

The producer has necessarily his own opinion about the script and where it should go. He also has budget and financing issues on his mind. As a consultant you have to be conscious about all these issues. It’s not always the case, but in this specific one, because it was a long process, you get involved to a certain extent in all these different aspects. They are part of the project and also define it.

But in general, as a script consultant, you don’t necessarily do that. In other cases, you might see someone just once or twice, or three times. It depends on the nature of the project and on the producer's demands.  

 

Maybe it’s also important, if the writer or the director has an own world of thinking?

Yes.The key element in script consultancy is to be able to build up trust. It depends on the relationship you have with the writer or the director. It also depends on the demands of the producer and how much trust you can build there. It's all about constructive collaboration. You need trust to achieve that and to overcome the conflicts that sometimes arise.

 

At which stage of the development are the scripts usually when you read them first as a consultant?

There’s no rule. I have to clarify that I personally - but that’s my way of working - don’t take projects unless there is a producer on board. It is really important to have a producer involved, because it’s the producer’s responsibility to decide when the film is going to enter financing, and to be proposed to future partners. I believe roles and responsibilities need to be clear.

I can get projects at an early stage, say a treatment, and be asked by the producer to supervise the writing of the project. And then once in a while we send him the script and get his reaction. But I can also receive scripts that are in late development, and in such cases, I’m asked to assist in the final polishing of the script, or to clarify issues that haven’t been solved. You have to adapt to the circumstances.

Sometimes it turns out that there are communication problems between the writer, the director and the producer, so you also have to try to fix these a bit, and make sure that they are making the same film and are talking about the same things.

Some producers and some directors are also asking for notes, but I never give them. Notes are open to interpretation and can be misunderstood. For me it is really important to meet the people. I need to understand what is the process that they went into, so that I can get an understanding of what went into the project emotionally and intellectually. It’s not just about what is written on paper, it’s also about the whole process.

 

And to feel what is important for them, and what can be debated and what not…  

Yes, absolutely. Sometimes when you discuss a project, you discover that actually the person who is writing it is afraid to go in some places that he needs to go. So then you have to say that in order to solve the issues, the writer has to accept to get more involved emotionally or intellectually, etc. Sometimes they are hiding things and that’s why it’s not working. So, there are different psychological aspects involved in the process.

 

You are working as a script consultant for the EAVE’s Producers Workshop, and you are guiding writers through the process when developing their project at the workshop, right?

It’s not exactly like this. EAVE is mainly a producers’ workshop, so producers come with a project and they can bring their writers with them. At the very beginning of EAVE the writers were not part of the workshop. After a while we decided to also include them. But it’s not a writing workshop!

The idea of the script consulting sessions at EAVE is to give tools to the producers in order to get them more involved in the development of their projects; to make them even more aware of their responsibility in the development. How far he or she can go, what is his or her relationship with the writer and the director, etc. We discuss their relationship and how to focus on developing the project further during the workshop.

The focus here is essentially to teach and to help the producers to get involved and to understand what script development is really about. It’s true that we follow the writers through the process, but it’s not a writing workshop, it’s a producing workshop. We help them develop their projects between the sessions, but our main idea is to enable the producer to mature in terms of script development. That’s what makes the script consultancy special at EAVE.

I’m involved with two workshops of EAVE, the Producers Workshop and PUENTES. The idea is really to give some awareness to producers about script development, to let them know how important it is for them and how they can manage their projects and the vision of their projects, to identify the film that they are making, and to know how to communicate with their writer and director. The way we do it is very practical. We take the scripts that we have, and we use them as cases studies. Sometimes things get a bit dramatic, because suddenly the producer and the writer might come to understand that they don’t get along or that they are not making the same film. So, identifying what they are trying to do is really key. We talk about the project and how they can develop it. We discuss the issues that they are facing in the scripts, etc.

The writers are not necessarily always there. Sometimes producers cannot bring their writers for different reasons. We then discuss the project just with the producer. Once back home, the producer talks with his writer and his director and reports to us about how it all went, about the decisions they made in order to move on. So, there’s always this back-and-forth exchanges in between the workshops.

 

So the producer needs to talk to a script consultant and the writer, and he has to convey the information from you to them, and to convince the writer…

Convince or not. Sometimes you find out that a producer sees the project from a certain angle and discover, whether the writer is there or not, that the writer has completely other plans on his mind. Maybe the writer also has his own solutions that were not clear to us at the beginning. So, the work during the development with the script consultancy is clarifying the goals and using the right tools to develop the project in a coherent way.

Because at EAVE we select producers and because it is a producers’ workshop, we work on this dynamic. So it’s not just about the story and the script, it’s also about the relationships. Our goal is to have producers think about the development, mature their approach and take their projects further. When you do a writers’ workshop, it’s just about the project, mostly about the story and the film to come.

You also have producers who are not interested in development. EAVE’s focus has always been on independent creative producers. Usually, independent producers are interested in arthouse films. They are interested in subject matters; they are interested in the development and the stories, so it’s not just about the financing. This is the philosophy that we usually have at EAVE. The reality of the business and the way that it is going and growing now with the platforms, this aspect is becoming even more important.

As a producer you have to come up with a package. The script is a big part of the package, because the script is a key tool to finance films, so it’s becoming more and more important. The capacity of a producer to come up with a coherent project is very important and this is really our focus. We use anything we can to reinforce that.

 

The producer must be able to see if an idea or a script can be a good project to convince the platforms, or whoever, in order to sell the package, right?

The producer has to be him- or herself convinced about the project and the strengths of the project, in order to be able to sell it. He or she also has to work things out with the writer and director, so they can get out the best project possible. If you were to develop the same idea with two different producers, you would probably end up with two completely different films.

Our work is based on collaboration and the producer will certainly influence the content. The producer is a key part of the collaboration. He or she is the partner of the director from the beginning to the end. We are also asking our participants to define what kind of a producer they want to be. By coming to the script sessions at EAVE, they learn to understand their strengths and their weakness, and what they need to work on for themselves as producers.

 

They must ask themselves what kind of a producer they want to be?

Exactly. The interesting thing for the writers and the directors who come to the workshops is that they attend the plenaries and other activities we have and discover what the job of the producer actually is. They get a better understanding of the problems a producer faces, and this contributes to a more fluid communication between them.

At EAVE we don’t have just the script consultancy, there’s the whole EAVE pedagogical team. When the producers and the writers come, suddenly their project is read by 15-20 people. They get the feedback from their colleagues and from us as well, so it helps them evaluate where they are, what needs to be worked on, and how the project can mature.

We are their first audience and this is very rich experience, because EAVE is also a very safe place. Participants feel it’s a safe place and they end up bonding with each other. In turn this creates a feeling of trust, which we value very much at EAVE.

You have to imagine that we have participants who are professionals from all over the world. At the beginning of the workshop they hardly know each other. At the end of the sessions, some end up crying because the process ends. These professionals get involved emotionally and they build strong relationships - it’s quite an intense experience!

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HALLELUJAH by Tonje Hessen Schei receives funding

Finnish Film Foundation

The Board of The Finnish Film Foundation granted production support to 14 new feature films, documentaries and short film productions in October. Among them:

  • 8 VIEWS OF LAKE BIWA by Marko Raat, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • AFRICAN MOOT by Shameela Seedat, co-producer: EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt
  • FAMILY TIME by Tia Kouvo, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • HALLELUJAH by Tonje Hessen Schei, co-producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho
  • IHANA, KAMALA JOULU by Taru Mäkelä, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Hyvärinen
  • JE’VIDA by Katja Gauriloff, producer: EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll
  • KAHDEN KODIN TYTTÖ by Inka Achté, Hanna Karppinen, producer: EAVE graduate Liisa Karpo
  • POWER TO THE PEOPLE by Mervi Enqvist, producer: EAVE graduate Essi Haukkamaa
  • RESPECT by Milja Moilanen, Eveliina Pasanen, producer: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi
  • THE BLACK HOLE by Moonika Siimets, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos

https://ses.fi/en

 

 

screen.brussels

screen.brussels fund has selected 20 projects in various formats: 8 feature films, 5 series, 2 animated projects, 3 documentaries and 2 digital series.

  • ENEMI PUBLIC by Matthieu Frances and Gary Seghers, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • LE PLUS VIVANT POSSIBLE by Delphine Girard, producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jacques Bronckart
  • REINES by Yasmine Benkiran, producers: EAVE graduates Géraldine Sprimont, Anne-Laure Guegan and EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean de Forêts, EAVE+ graduate Hanneke Niens
  • SAVING MOZART by Gérard Corbiau, producer: EAVE graduate Hobert Toint
  • THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE by Patric Chicha, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, co-producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Ebba Sinzinger

https://screen.brussels/en

 

 

Wallimage

Wallimage’s Walloon Regional Investment Fund supports 8 new film projects. Among them:

  • ALLAH N’EST PAS OBLIGÉ by Najjar Zaven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Anne-Laure Guegan, Geraldine Sprimont
  • ENEMI PUBLIC by Matthieu Frances and Gary Seghers, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • LA NUIT DU 12 by Dominik Moll, producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jacques Bronckart
  • ORLANDO by Daniele Vicari, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi

www.wallimage.be

 

 

FFA

  • The German-Turkish film funds supports CRYSTAL OF HAPPINESS by Emre Yeksan, producer: PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske

www.ffa.de

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TTB project DOUBLE HAPPINESS by Sebastian Mihailescu is shooting

  • TTB project DOUBLE HAPPINESS by Sebastian Mihailescu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE and TTB graduate Diana Paroiu is in production. The film follows Camil, a troubled 39-years-old man who wakes up one night without his penis. The nightmare continues when his partner Andreea also disappears after meeting a former lover. He sets out looking for her and, wearing women’s clothes, reaches a secret community dedicated to fertility, where no men are allowed. There he finds something far more disturbing. Diana Paroiu and Ada Solomon are producing through Romania’s microfilm in co-production with Ewa Puszczynska through Poland’s Extreme Emotions and EAVE graduate Nina Frese through Germany’s Pandora Film. HiFilm Productions, another production outlet of Ada Solomon, is also co-producing. The project is being made in association with: Visual Walkabout, nomada.solo, Aeroplan Studios and XANF, with the support of the Romanian Film Centre, the Polish Film Institute, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, and the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union. The financial partners include: Cinema City Romania, Provident Financial Romania, Hochland Romania, Help Net and Bilka Steel. The project has participated in: EAVE Ties That Bind, Torino Film Lab Extended and When East Meets West Co-production Forum. The film will be shot entirely in Romania - Bucharest and Siriu (Buzău County) for 18 days, from 4 October to 1 November 2021.

www.hifilm.ro

 

  • LA NUIT DU 12 by Dominik Moll, co-producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jacques Bronckart is shooting. The script begins in the corridors of the criminal police, where it is said that every investigator has a crime that haunts them. There comes a day when he is assigned a case that hurts him more than the others, without him necessarily knowing why. It begins to spin in his head to the point of obsession. For Yohan, who has just been named squad leader in the Criminal Brigade in Grenoble, that case is the murder of Clara. For his investigation, Yohan teams up with a certain Marceau… Produced by Barbara Letellier and Carole Scotta for Haut et Court, the film is co-produced by Belgian company Versus Productions. Pre-bought by Canal+, Ciné+ and the RTBF, the feature film is also supported by an advance of receipts from the CNC, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Wallimage, and the Cinéventure, Cinémage and Cinécap Soficas. The seven weeks of filming which will end on 1 December are taking place in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and in Île-de-France with Patrick Ghiringhelli as Director of Photography.

www.versusproductions.be

 

  • LE PARFUM VERT by Nicolas Pariser, co-producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jacques Bronckart is shooting. Written by the director, the script begins when, in the middle of a performance and in front of a stunned audience, an actor from the Comédie-Française is assassinated with poison. Martin, one of the actors in the play and a direct witness of the murder, is soon suspected by the police and chased by the mysterious organisation that ordered the crime. With the help of Claire, a graphic novel artist, Martin will try to solve the mystery of this violent death during a very eventful journey through Europe…  Produced by Emmanuel Agneray for Bizibi, LE PARFUM VERT is co-produced by France 2 Cinéma and by Belgian company Versus Productions. Pre-bought by Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévisions, the RTBF and Proximus, the feature film has also benefited from the support of the Ile-de-France region and the Cofinova, Cineventure, Indéfilms, Palatine Etoile, SG Images and Cofimage Soficas. The eight weeks of filming will take place in the Paris region, in Brussels and in Budapest.

www.versusproductions.be

 

  • C’EST DE FAMILLE by Elodie Lélu, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc is shooting. The film tells the story of Manon, an introverted 16-year-old who finds herself forced to live with her unbearable grandmother Yvonne, a former feminist activist who can no longer live alone. The situation gets worse when Yvonne, confused, begins to mistake Manon for her daughter. For fun, Manon will play along with Yvonne’s delusions and play the role of her mother, whom she barely knew. This is the occasion for her to discover the true story of the women in her family, and to learn, in turn, how to become one. C’EST DE FAMILLE is produced by Isabelle Truc for Iota Production. The film is co-produced by Dries Phlypo and Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem for A Private View (Belgium) and Christine Falco for Camera Oscura (Canada). Filming will take place until 25 November, in the Charleroi region.

www.iotaproduction.be

 

  • SKUNK by Koen Mortier, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Dutch National Coordinator Frank Hoeve is shooting. The adaption of a book by Geert Taghon, heavily based on his experience as a social worker, which follows the fate of a family who are dysfunctional, to put it mildly, and whose daily existence is marked by alcohol, sex and violence. Their life is seen through the eyes of a young hero, Liam, a neglected teen who, after spending years locked up in a damp basement, relentlessly watching the same film, and endless bullying at school, winds up in a detention centre where he tries to find comfort with his fellow inmates, and some horses. SKUNK is produced by Eurydice Gysel and Koen Mortier on behalf of Czar Film, in co-production with Frank Hoeve and Katja Draaijer for Baldr Film (the Netherlands).

www.baldrfilm.nl

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THERE IS NO ONE HERE by Ion Ioachim Stroe in post-production now

  • THERE IS NO ONE HERE by Ion Ioachim Stroe, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon is in postproduction. The psychological drama takes place at a seaside campsite, which is supposed to be empty in the spring of 2020. Ion Ioachim Stroe and Raluca Sas penned the script and the cast includes Ela Ionescu, Ovidiu Mihaita, Silvana Mihai and Diana Spiridon. The project is a micro-budget production, independently produced by Stroe, Robert Fita and Claudiu Mitcu through Wearebasca. The film was shot near the Bulgarian village of Krapets, on the Black Sea coast. The film was shot by Andrei Butica and produced by Parada Film in co-production with augenschein Filmproduktion and Sophie Dulac Productions.

www.augenschein-filmproduktion.de

 

  • THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producer: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska, co-producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Benoit Roland is in post-production. The film tells the story of Asja, a 40-year-old single woman living in Sarajevo, who meets Zoran, a 43-year-old banker, at a dating event. Zoran is not there looking for love though, but for forgiveness. During the war in 1993 he was shooting at the city from the opposite side, and he wants to meet his first victim. Now, they both have to relive the pain in their search for forgiveness. THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD poses many existential questions: How to live with war? Is there life after war? Is there love after war? And when does war stop? Labina Mitevska of Sisters and Brother Mitevski (North Macedonia) is producing in coproduction with Vertigo (Slovenia), Terminal 3 (Croatia), Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium), SCCA/Pro.ba (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Beofilm (Denmark). The development and production have been supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme, Eurimages, the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Danish Film Institute, the Belgium Tax Shelter, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Film Fund Sarajevo.

www.sistersandbrothermitevski.com

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ROSA’S WEDDING wins at the Platino Awards

Zurich Film Festival

Three main awards for EAVE graduates at the Zurich Film Festival:

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin won the Golden Eye for Best Feature Film
  • LIFE OF IVANNA by Renato Borrayo Serrano, producer: EAVE graduate Pertti Veijalainen was awarded the Golden Eye for Best Documentary Film
  • AZOR by Andreas Fontana, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler won the Emerging Swiss Talent Award

https://zff.com/en

 

 

CinÉast Luxembourg

  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovenia Jozko Rutar was awarded the Grand Prix at CinÉast – Luxembourg’s Central and Eastern European Film Festival. 
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski won the Special Jury Prize
  • MIRACLE by Bogdan George Apetri, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina received the Critics' Prize

www.cineast.lu/2021/en

 

 

Filmfest Hamburg

Seven awards for EAVE graduates at the Filmfest Hamburg:

  • NIEMAND IST BEI DEN KÄLBERN by Sabrina Sarabi, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann won the Hamburg Producers Award for German Cinema Productions
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum received the Hamburg Producers Award for International Cinema Co-Productions
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland won the Douglas Sirk Award
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt won the Sichtwechsel Film Award
  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea was awarded Political Film of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub received the NDR Young Talent Award
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis won the Commerzbank Audience Award

www.filmfesthamburg.de

 

 

Namur Film Festival

  • INTREGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu won the Bayard spécial du Jury at the Namur International French-Language Film Festival.
  • EAVE project MON LÉGIONNAIRE by Rachel Lang, producers: EAVE graduates Jeremy Forni and Benoit Roland was awarded the Bayard du Meilleur scénario and the Prix de la Critique

www.fiff.be

 

 

Icelandic Edda Awards

  • THE GARDEN by Ragnar Bragason, producer: EAVE graduate Beata Rzezniczek is the big winner of the Icelandic Edda Awards. The film was awarded Best Film, Best Director, Best Script and Best Actress (Sigrun Edda Björnsdottir).

https://eddan.is

 

 

Athens International Film Festival

  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler won the Golden Athena Award for Best Film at the Athens International Film Festival.
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann won the Greek Film Critics Association Award

http://en.aiff.gr

 

 

Reykjavik International Film Festival

  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa won the Reykjavik International Film Festival. The film won the main award, the Golden Puffin.
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont won the Young People's Jury Award and received a Special Mention

https://riff.is

 

 

Cinemed Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival

  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub has won the Antigone d'or at the Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival.
  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine won the BNP Paribas Critics’ Award
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis won the Ulysse Decipro Award
  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora and EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens received a Special Mention.

www.cinemed.tm.fr

 

 

Irish Film and Television Academy awards

The winners of the Irish Film and Television Academy IFTA awards of 2021 are:

  • NORMAL PEOPLE by Lenny Abrahamson, executive producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney won nine awards, including Best Drama, Best Actor Drama (Paul Mescal), Best Director Drama, Best Script Drama, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama, Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama.
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina won Best Director Film and Best Actress Film
  • HERSELF by Phyllida Lloyd, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney won Best Script Film

www.ifta.ie

 

 

Rome Film Fest

  • MEDITERRANEO by Marcel Barrena, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas has won the Audience Award at the Rome Film Fest.

www.heretic.gr

 

 

Gent Film Festival

  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont won the George Delerue Award for Best Score at the Film Fest Gent.
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine received a Special Mention
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit was awarded by the Explore Zone Jury.

www.needproductions.com

 

 

Riga International Film Festival

  • RUNNER by Ansdrius Blazevicius, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute received the Riga IFF Award
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska  received a Special Mention
  • EAVE project SPACEBOY wins the Children’s Jury Prize.

www.rigaiff.lv

 

 

Nederlands Film Festival

  • THE JUDGEMENT by Sander Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Joram Willink scooped 4 Golden Calfs at the Nederlands Film Festival: Best Film, Best script, Best acting performance and Best supporting acting performance.

www.filmfestival.nl

 

Ibero-american Platino awards

Numerous awards at the Platino awards for EAVE graduates:

  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido won the Best Actress Award and the Best supporting actress award.
  • AKELARRE by Pablo Agüero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Iker Ganuza won Best original score
  • THE PRINCE, co-produced by EAVE graduate Federico Sande Novo won the Best supporting Actor award
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producer: MW and EAVE graduate Fleur Knopperts, EAVE+, TTB and EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin, and EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost won the Best Documentary Feature film award and the Film and values education award.
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre won Best Latin American Fiction opera prima.

www.premiosplatino.com

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Costa Rica nominates PUENTES project CLARA SOLA for the Oscars

American Academy Awards / The Oscars 2022

27 films by EAVE graduates – including two EAVE projects - have been nominated to represent their country in the International Feature Film category at the Oscars:

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, co-producer: EAVE graduates Jiri Konecny, Katarina Tomkova – Slovakia
  • AFTER THE WINTER by Ivan Bakrac, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille – Montenegro
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler – Romania
  • BRIGHTON 4TH by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova – Georgia
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos and PUENTES graduate Jamila Rantamäki – Finland
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa – Greece 
  • DO NOT HESITATE by by Shariff Korver, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas – Netherlands
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen – Denmark
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann – Austria
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub – Kosovo
  • LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny – Poland
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska – Iceland
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine, line producer: Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto – Colombia
  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduate Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler – Mexico
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo – Serbia
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE + graduate Tom Dercourt – Switzerland
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont – Costa Rica
  • SANREMO by Miroslav Mandic, producer: EAVE MW graduate Marta Zaccaro – Slovenia
  • SHELTER (FOSCADH) by Sean Breathnach, producer: EAVE graduate Paddy Hayes - Ireland
  • SHOULD THE WIND DROP by Nora Martirosyan, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri – Armenia
  • SISTERHOOD by Dina Duma, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille – North Macedonia
  • TEREZA37 by Danilo Serbedzija, producer: EAVE graduate Irena Markovic – Croatia
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff – Somalia
  • THE JUMP, directed and produced by by EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte – Lithuania
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors – Norway
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE script consultant Jacques Akchoti – France
  • WHITE BUILDING by Kavich Neang, producer: TTB graduate Davy Chou – Cambodia

www.oscar.go.com

 

 

European Discovery 2021 – Prix FIPRESCI

Six debut films for the European Film Awards: The European Film Academy announced the nominees for the European Discovery 2021 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a director for a first full-length feature film. Among them:

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit

The European Discovery 2021 – Prix FIPRESCI will be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony on December 11.

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

 

 

Nominated for the CPH PIX Talent award 2021:

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • EAVE project THE PENULTIMATE by Jonas Kærup Hjort, producer: EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Gary Cranner
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovenia Jozko Rutar PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

www.cphpix.com

 

Nominated for the 2021 Gotham Awards

Best Documentary Feature

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • PRESIDENT by Camilla Nielsson, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen

Best International Feature

  • AZOR by Andreas Fontana, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler
  • THE SOUVENIR PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney 
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE script consultant Jacques Akchoti

https://thegotham.org/

 

Nominated for Luxembourg Filmprais 2021

Best Luxembourgish Feature

  • HYTTE by Jean-Louis Schuller, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth
  • PEITRUSS by Max Jacoby, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies and EAVE group leader Jani Thiltges

Best Feature in Co-production

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial
  • TEL AVIV ON FIRE by Sameh Zoabi, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux

Best Feature Animation in Co-production

  • THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, Zabou Breitman, producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants
  • WOLFWALKERS by Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants

Best Short

  • TOUCH ME by Eileen Byrne, producers: EAVE graduates Adrien Chef, Paul Thiltges

Best Animated Short

  • ABIGAIL by Nicolas Debray, producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants

Best Documentary

  • THE LIVING WITNESSES by Karolina Markiewicz, Pascal Piron, producers: EAVE graduates Adrien Chef, Paul Thiltges
  • ZERO IMPUNITY by Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth

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PUENTES project LA CIVIL in Belgian and Luxembourgish cinemas

In French cinemas

 

  • EAVE project MON LÉGIONNAIRE by Rachel Lang, producers: EAVE graduates Jeremy Forni and Benoit Roland. October 6.

www.entre-chien-et-loup.be

 

  • DELPHINE ET CAROLE INSOUMUSES by Callisto Mc Nulty, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Lesoult. October 6.

www.lesfilmsdelabutte.com

 

  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit. October 20.

www.lemmingfilm.com

 

  • BEYOND THE HORIZON by Delphine Lehericey, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Delloye. October 20.

www.entre-chien-et-loup.be

 

 

In Belgian cinemas

 

  • LES INTRANQUILLES by Joachim Lafosse, producers: EAVE graduates Alexandre Gavras, Anton Iffland Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman, EAVE+ Head of Studies and EAVE group leader Jani Thiltges, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo. October 6.

www.samsa.lu

 

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland. October 27. 

www.entrechienetloup.be

 

  • SAVE SANDRA by Jan Verheyen, Lien Willaert, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert. October 27. 

www.eyeworks.be

 

  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea. October 27. 

http://www.lunafilm.ro

 

  • EAVE project SPACEBOY by Olivier Pairoux, produced by EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens. October 27.

www.kwassafilms.com

 

 

In UK cinemas

 

  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski. October 15.   

www.lavafilms.pl

 

  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro. October 20.

www.urucumedia.com

 

 

 

In Dutch cinemas

 

  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski. October 20.   

www.lavafilms.pl

 

  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel. October 14.

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

 

 

In Swiss cinemas

 

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska. October 28.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamb_(2021)

 

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, , Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler. September 30.

www.hifilm.ro

 

  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub. October 7.

www.alvafilm.ch

 

 

 

In Austrian cinemas

 

  • HINTERLAND by Stefan Ruzowitzky, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann, EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu. October 8.

http://www.amourfoufilm.com

 

 

 

In German cinemas

 

  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon. October 21.

www.flare-film.com

 

  • DAUGHTERS by Nana Neul, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE + graduate Giorgos Karnavas. October 7. 

www.heretic.gr

 

  • WHY NOT YOU (HOCHWALD) by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu. October 7. 

www.amourfoufilm.com

 

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti. October 7. 

www.frakas.be

 

 

 

In Italian cinemas

 

  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh. October 29. 

https://vimeo.com/user3523674

 

  • A WHITE, WHITE DAY by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Katrin Pors and Nima Yousefi, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin. October 29. 

http://www.snowglobefilm.com

 

 

 

In Luxembourgish cinemas

 

  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea. October 27. 

http://www.lunafilm.ro

 

 

 

In Norwegian cinemas

 

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine. October 29.

www.lavafilms.pl

 

 

 

In Finnish cinemas

 

  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos and PUENTES graduate Jamila. October 29.

www.aamufilmcompany.fi

 

  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin. October 29.

http://www.snowglobefilm.com

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EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB in festivals around the world

Filmfest Hamburg (September 30 – October 9)
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • ANY DAY NOW by Hamy Ramezan, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • DAUGHTERS by Nana Neul, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO by Kiro Russo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • EVOLUTION by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Julia Berkes
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HINTERLAND by Stefan Ruzowitzky, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • INTREGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduates Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • MIRACLE by Bogdan George Apetri, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • NIEMAND IST BEI DEN KÄLBERN by Sabrina Sarabi, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach

www.filmfesthamburg.de

 

Namur Film Festival (October 1 – 8)

  • EAVE project MON LÉGIONNAIRE by Rachel Lang, producers: EAVE graduates Jeremy Forni, Benoît Roland
  • INTREGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • SAVE SANDRA by Jan Verheyen, Lien Willaert, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • THE RESTLESS by Joachim Lafosse, producers: EAVE graduates Alexandre Gavras and Anton Iffland Stettner, participant Eva Kuperman, EAVE+ Head of Studies and EAVE group leader Jani Thiltges,EAVE, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo
  • THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, Zabou Breitman, producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants

www.fiff.be

 

Astra Film Festival Sibiu (October 5 – 12)

  • ALL-IN! by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • BUBBLE by Valerie Blankenbyl, producer: EAVE graduate Dario Schoch
  • FAITH AND BRANKO by Catherine Harte, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Van Houwelingen
  • OCCASIONAL SPIES by Oana Giurgiu, producers: EAVE graduates Tudor Giurgiu, Bogdan Craciun

www.astrafilm.ro

 

Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma Montreal  (October 6 – 17)

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos and PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • EARWIG by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

www.nouveaucinema.ca

 

Busan International Film Festival  (October 6 – 15)

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED by Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • COP SECRET by Hannes Thor Halldorsson, producer: EAVE graduate Lilja Snorradottir
  • DESERTED by Kadri Kousaar, producers: EAVE graduates Aet Laigu, Charlotte Most, Essi Haukkamaa
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • HOUSE ARREST by Aleksey German Jr., producer: EAVE graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • INTREGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • THE SOUVENIR PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney 
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE script consultant Jacques Akchoti
  • TTB project MONEYBOYS by C.B.Yi, producers: EAVE graduates Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Barbara Pichler, co-producer: TTB graduate Guillaume de la Boulaye

www.biff.kr

 

BFI London Film Festival  (October 6 – 17)

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos and PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • EARWIG by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HINTERLAND by Stefan Ruzowitzky, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • INEXORABLE by Fabrice du Welz, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduates Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo, co-producers: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • THE SOUVENIR PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney 
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti

www.bfi.org.uk

 

Cinekid Festival (October 7 – 25)

  • RASPBERRIES WITH MUSTARD by Ruth Olshan, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

https://cinekid.nl

 

Sitges Film Festival  (October 7 – 17)

  • INEXORABLE by Fabrice du Welz, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti

http://sitgesfilmfestival.com

 

CinÉast - Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxemburg  (October 7 – 24)

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • EAVE project THE WHITE FORTRESS by Igor Drljaca, producers: EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • EVOLUTION by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Julia Berkes
  • GOODBYE SOVIET UNION by Lauri Randla, producer: EAVE graduate Misha Jaari
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub 
  • IN THE MIRROR by Laila Pakalnina, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • MIA MISSES HER REVENGE by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci
  • MIRACLE by Bogdan George Apetri, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovenia Jozko Rutar
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo, co-producers: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski 
  • B’EST project OTAR’S DEATH by Ioseb Bliadze, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau
  • RUNNER by Ansdrius Blazevicius, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • THE LIVING WHITNESSES by Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges

www.cineast.lu

 

Anim'est International Animation Festival (October 8 – 17)

  • WHEN I AM SAD by Lilit Altunyan,  producer: EAVE graduate Armine Anda

https://www.animest.ro/

 

Warsaw Film Festival  (October 8 – 17)

  • CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED by Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • HOUSE ARREST by Aleksey German Jr., producer: EAVE graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • INTREGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • MIRACLE by Bogdan George Apetri, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea

www.wff.pl

 

Gent International Film Festival  (October 11 – 24)

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • ALL-IN! by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • EAVE project SPACEBOY by Olivier Pairoux, produced by EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HECTOR MALOT: THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • INEXORABLE by Fabrice du Welz, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • KALA AZAR by Janis Rafa, producer: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduates Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies and EAVE group leader Jani Thiltges

www.filmfestival.be

 

Chicago International Film Festival (October 13 – 24)

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, co-producer: EAVE graduates Jiri Konecny, Katarina Tomkova
  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED by Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • TTB project WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Manatad, co-producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann

www.chicagofilmfestival.com

 

Riga International Film Festival (October 14 – 24)

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • IN THE MIRROR by Laila Pakalnina, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo, co-producers: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski 
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • RUNNER by Ansdrius Blazevicius, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • THE LAST ONES by Veiko Õunpuu, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Kissa, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • THE YEAR BEFORE THE WAR by Davis Simanis, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Robert Vinovskis

https://rigaiff.lv/en

 

Rome Film Festival (October 14 – 24)

  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • I AM ZLATAN by Jens Sjögren, producer: EAVE graduate Mattias Nohrborg
  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Zamora, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • MEDITERRANEO by Marcel Barrena, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies and EAVE group leader Jani Thiltges

www.romacinemafest.it

 

Cinemed Montpellier (October 15 – 23)

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • ALL-IN! by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Zamora, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis 
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre

www.cinemed.tm.fr

 

Viennale (October 21 – 31)

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos and PUENTES graduate Jamila
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HOUSE ARREST by Alexey German Jr., line producer: EAVE graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • INTREGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • PETITE SOLANGE by Axelle Ropert, producer: B’EST graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE FIRST 54 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producers: EAVE graduates Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen
  • THE SOUVENIR, PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • TTB project MONEYBOYS by C.B.Yi, producers: EAVE graduates Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Barbara Pichler, co-producer: TTB graduate Guillaume de la Boulaye
  • WOMEN DO CRY by Mina Mileva, EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, EAVE+ graduate and TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher

www.viennale.at/en

 

Valladolid International Film Festival (October 23 – 30)

  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos and PUENTES graduate Jamila
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Zamora, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

www.seminci.es

 

DOK Leipzig (October 25 – 31)

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen

www.dok-leipzig.de

 

Tokyo International Film Festival  (October 31 – November 11)

  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea
  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Zamora, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens

www.tiff-jp.net

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MEET EAVE IN NOVEMBER!

@EAVE Producers Workshop, November 8 - 15, Barcelona (ES)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp, EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller, EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo

 

@Produire au Sud, November 21 - 22, Nantes (FR)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

 

@PUENTES, November 23 - 29, Florida (UY)

PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido

 

@IndustryTallinn & Baltic Event, November 23 - 26, Tallinn (EE)

EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis!

EAVE Yoga is your peaceful place where you can stretch your body in a gentle way and practice pranayama in a small group of yogis.

You are most welcome to join on:

THURSDAYS: Online classes

08:15 – 08:55 CEST

19:30 – 21:00 CEST

MONDAYS: In-Person classes at Tagtigall in Berlin

18:30 – 20:00 CEST

20:30 – 22:00 CEST

Discounted price for the EAVE graduates:

  • 50 Euro for a 10-class card (40 min)
  • 100 Euro for a 10-class card (90 min)

Please register by email: yogatanika@gmail.com

Hope to see you on the yoga mat��

Namaste,

Tanika

More info:

https://www.yogatanika.de/

https://www.facebook.com/yogatanika/

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EAVE on Demand ECUADOR

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WEMW Slate Market & EAVE Consultancies

DEADLINE: November 30, 2021

WEMW 2022 will launch the first edition of the WEMW Slate Market. This brand-new innovative programme, run in close partnership with EAVE, will select 5 companies that are developing a slate of A/V works and will offer them consultancies on how to build a successful company slate and strategic company planning, together with business-to-business exchanges with key players from different industry sectors.

The programme combines the EAVE group work method with a series of plenary sessions and individual consultancies focusing on strategic company planning, potential risk evaluation and company diversification. The main goal is to define realistic short-, mid- and long-term strategies for their companies and to outline the next steps for each project included in their company slates.

Selected teams will have tailor-made curated meetings with a series of WEMW Business Angels, and will receive advice on co-production, financing, marketing and distribution, according to the primary needs of their projects and slates.

ELIGIBLE CRITERIA

- European* production companies are eligible to apply

- Companies must have at least 4-5 years of existence

- Companies must have produced and released at least 3 audiovisual projects

- The majority of projects included in the slate (2 out of 3, 3 out of 5) should have at least one regional/national/supranational development support in place (excluding deferrals, own investment or tax incentive schemes)

- Companies must include in their proposed slate at least 2 (preferably 3) different formats (e.g. animation / short / fiction feature / TV series / doc / other)

- Projects can be in different stages of development (early, advanced, financing, etc)

SUBMISSION

All applications must include: complete online application form, company and slate strategy.

In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the following online form

There is no submission fee and the deadline is November 30, 2021, 23.59 CET.

DATES & LOCATION

The Slate Market will take place on site, in Trieste (Italy), from Jan 23 to 25, 2022.

SELECTION

Selected companies will be announced late December and one company representative will have to be in Trieste in the foreseen dates. A second producer will be able to follow online most of the programme activities, particularly the group work about his/her company and the meetings with business angels.

FEE

In case of selection, the participation fee is € 400 and includes one WEMW on-site accreditation, one WEMW & Slate Market online accreditation, tuition fee, and lunches. A limited number of scholarships are available.

SLATE INFO DAY

All applicants will have the opportunity to virtually meet with the WEMW team on November 2 from 10.00am to 11.00am to get more info about the Slate Market and the submission process. To ensure your attendance and get the direct link to the INFO DAY, you need to register by writing to programme@wemw.it no later than October 29.

 

More information are available at www.wemw.it

* Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

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Filmmaking in Lebanon - Exclusive Interview with EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine

EAVE: Congratulations for the NETPAC Award for your film COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON at the Toronto International Film Festival and the selection for the Venice Film Festival! As I understand the film is about the pollution and the destruction of the environment in Lebanon. How important is this topic in Lebanon?

Myriam Sassine: We’ve been having a very big garbage crisis since the end of the civil war in Lebanon. We are a small country and there is no room for all the garbage here. There is no recycling, there is no real environmental policy, and so it has been escalating throughout the years. In 2015, it exploded, because one of the main landfills has surpassed its capacity by five or six times. The locals around this landfill started getting sick, so they really didn’t want that the garbage continues being disposed there and they created a roadblock. In a reaction to that action, the company that was collecting the garbage went on strike. So, no garbage was collected for around two months, and we had piles of garbage on the streets. It was terrible.

This garbage crisis led the director Mounia Akl to write this film. She imagined a future of Lebanon, if this crisis continues unsolved and if there is no environmental policy in the country. Unfortunately, we only went downhill from where we were, so today we are even in a far worse situation. They now manage to collect the garbage but there are still no recycling policies, it’s all up to individuals. Our sea is very polluted, our air is very polluted, but with other problems that the country is suffering from, I must say that the environment is not at the foreground of what is being talked about. And this is why we wanted to talk about it, because it’s there, it’s affecting our health and people are not aware of it and people are also not aware of what the solutions might be.

Myriam Sassine ©Frank Schoepgens

 

So, people are more concerned about politics and economics than the environment?

Our civil war ended in 1990 and most of our local auteur cinema tackles the civil war. Since 2019, we had a whirlwind of events, starting with the revolution, then a financial collapse, the banks took hostage the money of the citizens, and in August 2020, there was this massive explosion in Beirut. So, of course, these topics are more at the foreground. This is what concerns the Lebanese, because also now the middle class is somehow disappearing and there is a big gap between the rich and the poor. The poor are getting poorer, so there’s also a lot of documentaries and films about this section of the society.

We wanted to talk about the environment because if affects everyone. If your air is polluted, whether you are rich or poor, or whether you are an intellectual or a farmer, it affects you equally. We all suffer from that. But the politicians try to make us believe that it is not a central problem. We wanted to say that it’s not a rich countries’ problem, even us in Lebanon we suffer a lot from it and third world countries suffer a lot from environmental problems, too. But it’s not being talked about because there are always more urgent matters to discuss. For me personally, and I also think for the director, this planet’s decay is the most central and urgent thing to talk about today. Because everything else is coming from that.

 

Lebanon is, as we already said, in a severe political and economic crisis. How difficult is it to make films?

It has always been difficult to make films in Lebanon because it’s a country that is not politically stable, there is no public funding for cinema, so it has always been based on the initiatives of individuals who try to make films. They always search for money abroad through co-productions and grants and private investors. I’ve been making films for the last 10 years in Lebanon, and I must say that the last two years have been the most difficult, because in addition to all previous problems, we had the financial collapse, when some of our money got blocked in the bank. Also, the Lira lost its value, which affected the salaries of our staff and crew, so we lost some people because they had to find other, better paid jobs. 

Just to give you an example: I started this film in 2017, so we were paying for development, etc. – 1 Dollar was worth 1.500 Lira, and today I’m still paying because we are still finalising the film, and today the Dollar is worth 17.000 Lira. So already figuring out what to do and doing your accounts, and with the banking system being completely disrupted, you don’t trust the banks anymore, so you always need to be a step ahead, because you are always scared that they might do something similar to what they have done, they could block your money again. So, we’re always looking on how to make our cashflow and therefore our production super secure.

In addition, there was the pandemic. When we shot this film, it was the peak of the pandemic, and we created a safety protocol and all of that, but as we were approaching Christmas and New Year (we shot in November and December 2020), it was becoming more and more scary, because more people were interacting and seeing each other. In addition, the explosion had a big toll on us, because our office was two streets away from the explosion, so it was completely blown away, and also the houses of many of our team members. We had launched the pre-production on the 3rd of August 2020 and on the 4th, there was the explosion, so we had to stop everything, of course. One month later we decided all together that we wanted to move forward, because for some people making art was healing somehow, some sort of therapy. For my producing partner and me it was also a way to be able to contribute with work to the living of a lot of people, because a film can make 80 to 150 persons work during the shoot, which felt important at that time. And also, we were so close to making this film and didn’t want to stop, because everything was in place and we felt a lot of solidarity from the rest of the team, and also from the international team.

 

In a statement you said you wanted to invigorate the movie industry in Lebanon that is still unfortunately very green. What do you mean by that?

I don’t mean green in an environmental sense. That was a long time ago, I wrote this when I went to study cinema in the early 2000s. My family thought I was crazy, people tried to dissuade me, no one was working in film back then. There was one Lebanese film each one or two years, so it was a kind of utopia that seemed very unreal. Little by little, after I graduated, there were more and more opportunities, especially in commercials and more commercial films. There’s no real infrastructure in Lebanon, because there is no public funding and no support from the state on all levels. There’s censorship, it’s sometimes difficult to get permits and there are no incentives tax wise.

So, when I started working at Abbout Productions, which is one of four production companies that work in film in Lebanon today producing features, we felt like we were on a mission. We were making films for cinema, and we were trying to create some kind of rules and help train other producers and film technicians, giving them an opportunity to work on films. We worked as a company, but we were always thinking in other ways. We provided training opportunities for people and offered free consultations. We also created a genre film festival in 2016 (Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival), because we wanted to push local filmmakers to make genre films because we thought that would contribute to invigorating local cinema. We believe Lebanese and Arab cinema should free itself from just being oriented on social realism dramas or popular comedies. We thought that more variety would help to access the audience faster. This is a little bit the dream that we have.

From 2010 and to 2021, we managed to produce a lot of first features and accompany filmmakers with whom we made more than one film. We also produced documentaries, and we somehow created this small chain of collaborators where we knew we had access to one really good sound studio, a grading studio and some really good cinematographers, editors, etc. We created a system, but unfortunately today this whole system is collapsing because the country’s circumstances are really harsh on everyone. Even if I think about the whole planet, 2020 has been such a turn, so everyone needs to reinvent themselves. Maybe in the next few years there will be less Lebanese films produced because this community needs to find its way again and reinvent the system it has created. In the last few months, I realised that I cannot depend on the same people and my old reflexes don’t work anymore, because everything has changed, and we need a bit of time to re-adapt. 

EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON ©Abbout Productions

 

I can imagine. It’s difficult with corona on top, it makes everything in the whole world very unstable, and one has to find new ways to react.

Yes, film industry in general has taken a toll. I feel that producers everywhere are struggling with what kind of films they want to make, or they can make or where they will be released, etc. For me, my country and my profession are both in crisis right now. So it’s a bit hard to grasp.

 

How important is the EAVE network for your productions and for your work? And how does your collaboration with EAVE producers look like?

EAVE was really like a marking experience for me. Maybe less in terms of learning new things – of course I learned a lot – but this network of people, especially the group I was in, we were 14 producers, each coming from a different country and having different ways of working and different approaches, but we all somehow found out that we had the same struggles and we had the same questions about how to apprehend the films we were making, and who is our core audience and how to work with directors…etc.

Already from when we met and connected during EAVE, a strong connection was built, because we spent a lot of time together there, and we talked not only about our careers but also about our lives and there were a lot of emotions unleashed. After that, we felt very close and we stayed in touch. We have a WhatsApp group where we communicate almost daily and each of us shares our accomplishments, but we also share our problems, and the others try to help. If someone needs guidance in something, or a tip or a contact, we help each other. It has been really like a great richness; I feel this group is invaluable.

Already at the beginning of Covid-19, I was getting news from Chile, Switzerland, New York, UK, Faro Islands, Spain, and we were getting all sorts of news from each other, and I felt really connected to the world trough that group. Because you don’t get this kind of in-depth sharing of experience in the regular news. With some of them we tried to work together on my film, but we couldn’t, so they helped me when I had some questions.

I feel, the network as a whole is really important because many of the co-producers on Costa Brava, Lebanon are from the EAVE family. It is somehow reassuring; if you did EAVE, then we speak the same language. We have the same references, the same working documents, so it’s really easy when you know that the other producer is an EAVE alumnus. It cuts away the distance of meeting someone else, and you can always ask some other EAVE alumni like: did you work with that producer, how was it, etc.

The EAVE network is really very rich in people and all alumni around the world. The nice thing about it is that it keeps getting bigger. Every year there are new people coming, so it keeps growing and becoming larger. And EAVE keeps doing initiatives and gatherings at festivals, so they are connected with their alumni. The proof is that you are talking to me now. So, you feel you are a part of something, and I think this is important, because you feel that you are less alone in your struggles.

 

Are you planning a new film, or do you have something new in mind already?

I have three documentaries in production right now, and we are finishing two other documentaries and we are starting to plan their release strategy. I also have a few ideas, but I haven’t taken new projects in development because I’m waiting to see how everything will develop. I want to take a bit of time to think about the next phase. 

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Special offer for EAVE alumni: FIFDH Impact Days

The FIFDH is launching its call for projects for the 2022 of its industry programme the IMPACT DAYS.

Are you working on a documentary on human rights or social justice and wish to make use of it for having a positive impact on society? You have until 31 October to submit your project with an Impact ambition and potential to the Industry programme of the FIFDH, leading human rights Film Festival in Geneva: Impact Days!

If selected, EAVE alumni will get a 50% discount on the registration fee to attend this unique event that will take place online and in person in Geneva between January and March 2022.

FIFDH IMPACT DAYS is a training and networking programme bringing together filmmakers and changemakers to build partnerships that can bring a long-lasting positive change in our society.

Click here for more information and to submit your project:

More opportunities for EAVE will follow early 2022!

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Call for entries for WEMW Co-Production Forum 2022 is now open!

DEADLINE: October 30, 2021

The next edition of WEMW will mark the start of a brand-new era in the design and planning of the co-production market. After ten years based on a traditional physical format and one year run fully online, the new generation of WEMW will introduce a new concept based on hybrid content & format, with a full horizontal integration between physical and virtual participants. WEMW will take place on January 24-28, 2022 and it will include a first module of three days running both on-site in Trieste and online, and a second module available only on the WEMW digital platform. The heart of the event will still be the WEMW Co-Production Forum dedicated to documentaries and feature films in development from all over Europe and beyond. The upcoming edition of WEMW will bring together over 600 film professionals from more than 50 countries, in particular from the 2022 East & West countries in focus: Russia & UK, Ireland, Canada and USA.

ELIGIBLE CRITERIA

  • Producers from Europe*, Canada, USA & Latin America are eligible to apply 
  • Projects must be long feature fiction films or documentaries in development with preferably 5-10% of the total budget already in place
  • Projects must have international co-production potential  

SUBMISSION           
All applications must include: complete online application form, treatment in English (max 5-8 pages), financing plan, teaser/visuals/mood board of the submitted project and previous work of the director.

In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link https://vp.eventival.com/trieste/2022

There is no submission fee and the deadline is October 30, 2021, 23.59 CEST.    

SELECTION & CURATION

Selected projects will be announced late December and selected producers/directors will have the chance to pitch their project in Trieste in front of all attending decision makers and, at the same time, to all online registered professionals. We will arrange both on-site and online individual meetings with all registered participants and once again we will organize tailor-made curated meetings with a number of business angels from all over Europe and beyond, handpicked for each project in cooperation with EAVE and Eurodoc. Selected teams will have the unique opportunity to receive advice on co-production, finance, marketing or distribution, according to the primary needs of their project.

WEMW SCOUTING DAYS

All applicants will have the possibility to virtually meet with the WEMW team on October 8, 15, 22 and 29, to discuss projects, share ideas or doubts or get more info about the co-production forum and the submission process. To schedule the most suitable slot please feel free to contact WEMW team at info@wemw.it

Alongside the Co-Production Forum, WEMW 2022 will offer a rich and lively program including works in progress, workshops and panels, as well as a series of brand new initiatives such as the WEMW Slate Market and the Inspirational Labs.

More news will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Follow WEMW on Facebook or visit www.wemw.it 

 

* Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

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TIES THAT BIND project DOUBLE HAPPINESS is in pre-production

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

  • AFTER WORK by Erik Gandini, producer: EAVE graduate Costanza Julia Bani received funding by the Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com

 

Georgian National Film Center

The Georgian National Film Center supports the following films by EAVE graduates:

  • PANOPTIKON by Giorgi Sikharulidze, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katchavara
  • SPELL CASTER by Ana Kvichidze, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katchavara

http://www.gnfc.ge

 

Croatian Audiovisual Centre

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre announced the following grants:

  • ONLY THE DEVIL HATES WATER by Lidija Mojsovska, producer: EAVE graduate Danijel Pek
  • PRVI MAJ by Mladen Dordevic, producer: EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • THE NEW IMPERIUM by Anna Shishova-Bogolyubova, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic

http://www.havc.hr

 

  • FACING DARKNESS by Jean-Gabriel Périot, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler is in preparation. The documentary will plunge into the heart of the 1325 days of the siege of Sarajevo (April 1992 - February 1996). The first part of the documentary will be made up of film clips shot during the siege by young filmmakers who took their cameras with them as they defended their city concretely and militarily. The second part of the film will be made up of interviews with these filmmakers who today testify to this singular experience. Aged between 18 and 25 at the time, some had voluntarily joined the army, others had been mobilized, and still others had preferred to be integrated into the civil protection. How and why did they start or continue making films? Did they pick up their cameras as they might have picked up guns? 25 years later, they remember the dark experiences they had. Produced by EAVE graduate Cécile Lestrade for French company Alter Ego Production with the Bosnians of Pravo Ljudsky (Kumjana Novakona) and the Swiss from Alina Film (David Epiney and Eugenia Mumenthaler), FACING DARKNESS will be co-produced by the Germans of Blinker Filmproduktion (Meike Martens). Amongst the partners are already the South region, the CNC and Méteore Films. Shooting will begin next April.

www.alinafilm.com

 

  • TIES THAT BIND project DOUBLE HAPPINESS by Sebastian Mihailescu, producer: EAVE graduate Diana Pariou, EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon is in pre-production. The film follows Camil, a troubled 39-years-old man who wakes up one night without his penis. The nightmare continues when his partner Andreea also disappears after meeting a former lover. He sets out looking for her and, wearing women’s clothes, reaches a secret community dedicated to fertility, where no men are allowed. There he finds something far more disturbing. Diana Paroiu and Ada Solomon are producing through Romania’s microfilm in co-production with Ewa Puszczynska through Poland’s Extreme Emotions and EAVE graduate Nina Frese through Germany’s Pandora Film. HiFilm Productions, another production outlet of Ada Solomon, is also co-producing. The project is being made in association with: Visual Walkabout, nomada.solo, Aeroplan Studios and XANF, with the support of the Romanian Film Centre, the Polish Film Institute, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, and the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union. The financial partners include: Cinema City Romania, Provident Financial Romania, Hochland Romania, Help Net and Bilka Steel. The project has participated in: EAVE Ties That Bind, Torino Film Lab Extended and When East Meets West Co-production Forum. The film will be shot entirely in Romania - Bucharest and Siriu (Buzău County) for 18 days, from 4 October to 1 November 2021.

www.hifilm.ro

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DISCO BOY by Giacomo Abbruzzese is now in production

  • THE FOX by Matthias Luthardt, producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril is shooting. Written by Sebastian Bley and inspired by British author D. H. Lawrence’s novella The Fox, the story takes us back to autumn 1918 and to an isolated farm in the hills, not far from the peaks of the Vosges Mountains, on the Alsatian side of the divide. Young and pious Protestant woman Luise is still in shock from the sudden death of her mother when a French woman called Hélène, who is being followed by a German solider named Hermann, takes refuge in her home. Despite their many differences, the three of them will be forced to cohabit. And, little by little, the tension begins to rise…. Produced by Oliver Damian on behalf of German firm 27 Films Production and by Philippe Avril on behalf of France’s Les Films de L’Étranger, THE FOX is bolstered by the French-German co-production mini-treaty (steered by the CNC and the FFA), and is also supported by Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)/ARTE, by the Grand Est, Berlin-Brandebourg (MBB) and Baden-Württemberg (MFG) regions. By the Eurométropole of Strasbourg, the Vosges’ departmental council and the Strasbourg-based companies Will Production and La Cinéfiliale.

www.lfetranger.fr

 

  • DISCO BOY by Giacomo Abbruzzese, co-producer: EAVE graduate Maria Blicharska is shooting. Written by the director, the screenplay follows two destinies at odds with each other. After a painful journey through Europe, Alex, the Belarusian, joins the Foreign Legion in France and clings to a confused hope of a European identity. Jomo, the Nigerian, fights for the survival and durability of his people in the Niger Delta and is ready to die to defend his ideas. These two young people who are sacrificed and smashed together will, against all odds, meet and their destinies will merge to continue across borders, bodies, life and death.... Produced by Lionel Massol and Pauline Seigland for the Brittany company Films Grand Huit, DISCO BOY is co-produced in France by Division (Arno Moria) and Stromboli Films (Juliette Sol), in Belgium by Panache Productions (André Logie), in Italy by Dugong Films (Giulia Achili and EAVE graduate Marco Alessi) and in Poland by Donten & Lacroix (Maria Blicharska). Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film also benefits from the support of the CNC, the support fund for Franco-Italian co-productions, Eurimages, the regions of Ile-de-France and Ile de la Réunion, the Breizh Film Fund, Sofica Cinemage, Cineaxe and Arte Cofinova, the Wallonia-Brussels fund and Movie Tax Invest, the Polish Film Institute and the Podkarpackie region. The 33 days of filming will take place until 9 October in Ile-de-France, then from 12 to 15 October in Poland (in the lower Carpathians) and finally from 20 to 29 October on the island of Reunion.

www.dontenlacroix.eu

 

  • THE CHAPEL by Dominique Deruddere, producer: TTB graduate Valerie Bournonville has started shooting. The film follows the journey of Lia Rogiers, a young virtuoso pianist who takes part in the famous Queen Elisabeth Competition. During this real event, the 12 finalists are isolated in "the chapel" for seven days. All contact with the outside world is forbidden. Lia suffers from the stress of the competition and the isolation. Bad memories from the past resurface... Obviously, the world of classical music, and more particularly these international competitions, and the very particular setting of the Queen Elisabeth meeting, offer an ideal arena for a psychological drama under high tension. THE CHAPEL is produced by Bart Van Langendonck for Savage Film, and co-produced in Wallonia by Tarantula, with the support of the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), screen.brussels, the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Streamz, Telenet and the Tax Shelter.

www.tarantula.be

 

  • MATAR CANGREJOS by Omar Al Abdul Razzak, producer: PUENTES graduate Mayi Gutierrez is shooting. The action of the movie, based on a screenplay written by the director himself, unfolds on Tenerife (Canary Islands) in the 1990s. Dolphins, parrots, prickly pears and two siblings. Eight-year-old Rayco is fascinated by Michael Jackson’s arrival on the island, and by a hermit who lives in a cave by the sea. Meanwhile, 13-year-old Paula is grappling with the imminent eviction of her grandmother, who drifts from one abandoned hotel on the coast to the next. “I grew up on the Canary Islands: I arrived when I was barely two months old, and I lived there until I turned 18 and went to Madrid to study film,” remarks the director. “I never thought about going back… until my son was born. Twenty years later, I feel like I have to go back to Tenerife to tell unknown stories about the place I come from, my homeland and my family.” At the project stage, the movie took part in the SGAE Foundation’s Script Creation Lab, the second edition of La Incubadora/The Screen run by ECAM and the first edition of the Match! Me programme run by the Locarno Film Festival. MATAR CANGREJOS is a production by Tourmalet Films (Spain) in co-production with IJswater Films (Netherlands). It has secured funding from the ICAA, the Canary Islands government, TEA Island Council of Tenerife and Creative Europe – MEDIA. It also sees the involvement of Televisión Canaria.

www.tourmaletfilms.com

 

  • FORTRESS by Jessica Woodworth, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Brosens, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum, EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin is in production. Geraldine Chaplin and the Netherlands’ Jonas Smulders have joined the cast. Filming on the drama got underway this week in Sicily, and will run until October 5. Woodworth has written the screenplay for the film, adapted from Dino Buzzati’s 1940 Italian novel The Tartar Steppe. It is about a young solder, hungry for battle, who embeds himself in an isolated fort where men wait in vain for an enemy to strike. The film will be shot in black-and-white on Super 16mm film.

www.casabo.be

 

  • MAY LABOUR DAY by Per Zalica, producers: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska is shooting. The film tells the story of Armin, who returns from Germany for the Labour Day holidays, only to find out that his father Fudo has been arrested. Now, Armin has to forget about celebrating the good news (he just got married) and deal with the newly arisen problems. This black comedy is produced by Pjer Zalica, Aida Huseinovic and Rusmir Efendic of Forum Association from Bosnia and Herzegovina in co-production with Propeler Film (Croatia), Sisters and Brother Mitevski (North Macedonia), Backroom Production and Bas Celik (Serbia), as well as Aba Film and Artikulacija (Montenegro). The film is supported by Film Fund Sarajevo, the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kanton Sarajevo, Eurimages, Creative Europe MEDIA, the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Film Center Serbia, the Film Centre of Montenegro, and the Bosnian and Herzegovinian Radio Television. Shooting is taking place in Sarajevo from 24 August to 20 September 2021.

http://www.artikulacija.me

 

  • GONDOLA by EAVE graduate Veit Helmer is currently shooting in the Georgian mountains. This German/Georgian coproduction is the second project by Helmer with Georgia’s Natura Film as a minority coproducer, after THE BRA. This love story between two cable car operators stars Georgian actresses Nini Soselia and Niara Chichinadze, alongside Zviad Papuashvili and Mathilde Irrmann. The screenplay of GONDOLA was completed in March 2021 and within three months only several financiers from Germany and Georgia came on board. Veit Helmer Filmproduktion is producing in co-production with Tsiako Abesadze through Natura Films. The project is supported by Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Sky Deutschland, as well as Saarländischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln and Bayerischer Rundfunk from the ARD network. The film is shot with a full Georgian crew. Shooting started last week and the 36 shooting days will wrap at the end of September 2021.

www.veithelmer.de

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THE VANISHED PRESIDENT by Jean-Marc Peyrefitte in post-production now

  • THE VANISHED PRESIDENT by Jean-Marc Peyrefitte, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland is in post-production. The story revolves around a given question: "How could we have elected a man who wanted to abolish the death penalty, give women the right to vote and allow the colonies their independence?" A question, which was posed by Georges Clemenceau, who has just lost the presidential election, against all odds, to an unknown opponent by the name of Paul Deschanel. This new president throws himself into his brand-new role, and even though the task is huge and the pressure intolerable, his first steps make quite an impression. But the cynicism of the political world, the game played by the institutions and the brutality of media campaigns soon catch up with and derail him. And then, one evening, he falls out of a train and vanishes into thin air…. THE VANISHED PRESIDENT is produced by TTB graduate Jérémy Zelnik and Tancrède Ramonet on behalf of Dibona Films and by Camille Gentet for Pan Européenne Production, in co-production with Orange Studio, Tandem, Belgian firm Wrong Men North (Benoît Roland), Temps Noir and Flamme Film. Pre-purchased by Canal+, Ciné+, BeTV/VOO and Proximus, the feature film also enjoys the support of the Île-de-France and Pays de la Loire regions, and of the SOFICA companies Cinémage, Cinéventure, Cofimage, La Banque Postale Image, Palatine and Indéfilms. Having wrapped on 31 July, the film shoot unfolded in settings including the Élysée Palace, the Quai d'Orsay, the Palace of Versailles’ Conference Room, the Château de Champs-sur Marne and Clemenceau’s home in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard within the Vendée region.

www.entrechienetloup.be

 

  • THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producers: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska, EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Benoît Roland, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo, EAVE participant Maria Møller Christoffersen is in post-production. The film tells the story of Asja, a 40-year-old single woman living in Sarajevo, who meets Zoran, a 43-year-old banker, at a dating event. Zoran is not there looking for love though, but for forgiveness. During the war in 1993 he was shooting at the city from the opposite side, and he wants to meet his first victim. Now, they both have to relive the pain in their search for forgiveness. The film poses many existential questions: How to live with war? Is there life after war? Is there love after war? And when does war stop? Labina Mitevska of Sisters and Brother Mitevski (North Macedonia) is producing in coproduction with Vertigo (Slovenia), Terminal 3 (Croatia), Entre Chien et Loup (EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye, Belgium), SCCA/Pro.ba (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Beofilm (EAVE participant Maria Møller Christoffersen, Denmark). The development and production have been supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme, Eurimages, the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Danish Film Institute, the Belgium Tax Shelter, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Film Fund Sarajevo.

www.sistersandbrothermitevski.com

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EAVE Project VICENTA B Best WIP Latam Project at San Sebastian

Venice International Film Festival

Four awards for EAVE graduates at the Venice International Film Festival:

  • EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO by Kiro Russo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler won the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize
  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny, executive producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova won the Orizzonti Award for Best Screenplay 
  • WHITE BUILDING by Kavich Neang, producer: TTB graduate Davy Chou was awarded the Orizzonti Award for Best Actor (Piseth Chhun)
  • IMACULAT by George Chiper-Lillemark, Monica Stan, producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar won the Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film and the Giornate degli Autori Director’s Award.

www.labiennale.org/en/cinema

 

 

Toronto International Film Festival

Four awards for EAVE graduates at the Toronto International Film Festival:

  • ANATOLIAN LEOPARD by Emre Kayis, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova, co-producer: Maria Blicharska was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize
  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine won the NETPAC Award
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel won the Amplify Voices Award
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti won the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award.

www.tiff.net

 

 

San Sebastian Film Festival

  • EARWIG by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forêts, MW graduate Amélie Jacquis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin won the Special Jury Prize
  • DAUGHTER OF RAGE by Laura Baumeister, co-producer EAVE graduate Dag Hoel won the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum WIP Latam Industry Award
  • EAVE Project VICENTA B by Carlos Lechuga, producers: EAVE graduates Dag Hoel, Claudia Calvino won the EGEDA Platino Industry Award for Best WIP Latam Project.

https://sansebastianfestival.com

 

 

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The winners of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival:

  • AS FAR AS I CAN WALK by Stefan Arsenijevic, producers: EAVE graduates Miroslav Mogorovic, Borislav Chouchkov scooped the Grand Prix, Best Actor (Ibrahim Koma), Ecumenical Jury Award, Europa Cinema Label Award
  • EVERY SINGLE MINUTE by Erika Hnikova, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny won the Special Jury Prize
  • STAFFROOM by Sonja Tarokiv, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic received a Special Mention
  • B’EST project OTAR’S DEATH by Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau won the FEDEORA Award.

www.kviff.com

 

 

Polish Film Festival Gdynia

Six awards for EAVE graduates at the Polish Film Festival Gdynia: 

  • FEARS by Lukas Ronduda, Lukas Gutt, producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma scooped the Golden Lion for Best Film and Best Cinematography
  • LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny won the Silver Lion and Best Production Design 
  • OPERATION HYACINTH by Piotr Domalewski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Joanna Szymanska won Best Screenplay and Best Make-up.

www.festiwalgdynia.pl/en

 

 

Filmkunstmesse

  • PRECIOUS IVIE by Sarah Blaßkiewitz, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator, TTB group leader Jonas Weydemann won Best Film in the “Junges Kino” section at the Filmkunstmesse
  • ANOTHER ROUND by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel won Best International Film
  • THE ROYAL GAME by Philipp Stölzl, co-producer: EAVE President Danny Krausz won Best National Film
  • MISSION ULJA FUNK by Barbara Kronenberg, producers: EAVE graduate Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, EAVE graduate Joanna Szymanska, EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux won Best Children’s Film.

https://filmkunstmesse.de/

 

 

Nordisk Panorama Festival

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen won the City of Malmö’s Audience Award at the Nordisk Panorama Festival.

https://nordiskpanorama.com

 

 

Estonian EFTA Awards

  • THE LAST ONES by Veiko Õunpuu, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Kissa, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari won big at the Estonian Film and Television Awards (EFTAs). The film was awarded Best Fiction Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography. 
  • GOODBYE SOVIET UNION by Lauri Randla, producer: EAVE graduate Misha Jaari has won Best Screenplay.

www.efis.ee

 

 

Finnish Jussi Awards

  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy wins at the Jussi Awards. The film won seven Jussi Awards – dubbed the “Finnish Oscars”: Best Film of the Year, Best Director, Best Female Lead for Alma Pöysti and Best Cinematography for Linda Wassberg as well as Best Set Design, Best Costume Design and Best Make-up Design.
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivonemi, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi and EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt scored awards for Best Script and Best Supporting Actor (Samuli Niittymäki).
  • ANY DAY NOW by Hamy Ramezan, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki took home Best Leading Actor award for Shahab Hosseini
  • MISS TIME by Elina Talvensaari, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki won Best Documentary.

www.jussit.fi

 

 

Gémeaux Awards Canada

The Gémeaux Awards honour achievements in Canadian television and digital media that is broadcast in French.

  • CALL ME HUMAN by Kim O’Bomsawin, producer: EAVE participant Andrée-Anne Frenette won 4 awards at the Prix Gémeaux Canada: Best Original Music Documentary; Best Sound Documentary; Best Director Documentary; Best Emission or Documentary Series: Biography or Portrait.

https://programmeprixgemeaux.ca

 

 

Adana Golden Boll Film Festival

  • WHEN I’M DONE DYING by Nisan Dag, producers: EAVE graduates Muge Ozen, Dorothe Beinemeier received 6 awards at the Adana Golden Boll Film Festival: Best Director, Best Script, Directors Guild Best Director Award, Best Upcoming Actress, Best Upcoming Actor, Best Supporting Actor.

www.redballoon-film.de

 

 

Manaki Brothers International Film Camera Festival

  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos and PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenskehas won the International Film Camera Festival Manaki Brothers. Cinematographer Jani-Petteri Passi received the Golden Camera 300.
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE + graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar won the Silver Camera 300.
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti won the Bronze Camera.

www.manaki.com.mk

 

 

Batumi International Film Festival

Three Awards at the Batumi International Film Festival Georgia for EAVE graduates: 

  • B’EST project OTAR’S DEATH by Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau won Best Actress (Nutasa Kukhianidze) and a Jury Special Mention
  • RHINO by Oleh Sentsov, producer: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Izabela Wojcik, Heino Deckert won Best Actor (Serhii Filimonov).

www.biaff.org

 

 

 

Cinematik International Film Festival

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu won the Audience Award at the Cinematik International Film Festival.

www.cinematik.sk

 

 

Miskolc International Film Festival

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine won the Adolf Zukor Prize – the Grand Prize of the CineFest 2021 and the International Ecumenical Jury Prize
  • TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi, producer: EAVE graduate Susanne Guggenberger won the CineDocs competition program 
  • WILD ROOTS by Hajni Kiss, producer: EAVE graduate Balazs Zachar won the People’s Choice Award.

www.cinefest.hu

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ZERO IMPUNITY nominated for Trophée Francophone

American Academy Awards / The Oscars 2022

These films by EAVE graduates are nominated to represent their country in the International Feature Film category at the Oscars:

  • SHELTER (FOSCADH) by Sean Breathnach, producer: EAVE graduate Paddy Hayes - Ireland
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub – Kosovo
  • LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny – Poland
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo – Serbia
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE + graduate Tom Dercourt – Switzerland
  • SANREMO by Miroslav Mandic, producer: EAVE MW graduate Marta Zaccaro – Slovenia
  • WHITE BUILDING by Kavich Neang, producer: TTB graduate Davy Chou – Cambodia

www.oscars.go.com

 

European Film Awards 2021

The European Film Academy has announced the EFA Feature Film and Documentary Selection, recommended for a nomination for this year's European Film Awards:

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine 
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos and PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May OdehGREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo, co-producers: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski 
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • NOWHERE SPECIAL by Uberto Pasolini, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduates Leontine Petit, Peter Possne
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu  
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques AkchotiTHE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, producers: EAVE graduates Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE + graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy

Documentary Film

  • ALL-IN! by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost, EAVE graduate Valérie Monmartin
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • THE FIRST 54 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producers: EAVE graduates Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

 

 

Trophée Francophone

  • ZERO IMPUNITY by Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth has been nominated for the Trophée Francophone du long métrage documentaire 2021. 

www.trophees-francophones.org

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QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? in cinemas around Europe

In French cinemas

 

  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau. September 8.

http://www.peripheria.ca

 

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux. September 15.

www.samsa.lu

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. September 22.

www.digitalcube.ro

 

  • LES INTRANQUILLES by Joachim Lafosse, producers: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduates Alexandre Gavras, Anton Iffland Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo

www.samsa.lu

 

 

In Belgian cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. September 8.

www.digitalcube.ro

 

  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel. September 8.

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

  • UNE VIE DÈMENTE by Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes. September 8.

www.helicotronc.com

 

  • HERSELF by Phyllida Lloyd, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney. September 22.

http://www.elementpictures.ie

 

  • SILENCE OF THE TIDES by Pieter-Rim de Kroon, producer: EAVE graduate Annemiek van der Hell, executive producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Reinette van de Stadt. September 22.

www.windmillfilm.com

 

 

In UK cinemas

 

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland. September 10.  

www.entrechienetloup.be

 

  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen. September 17.

www.toolboxfilm.dk

 

 

In Dutch cinemas

 

  • DE VEROORDELING by Sander Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Joram Willink

www.bindfilm.com

 

  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Canada Félize Frappier. September 23. 

www.maxfilmsmedia.ca

 

 

In Swiss cinemas

 

  • MONTE VERITA by Stefan Jäger, co-producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder. September 22.

www.kgp.co.at

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. September 22.

www.digitalcube.ro

 

 

In Austrian cinemas

 

  • WHY NOT YOU (HOCHWALD) by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu. September 17.

www.amourfoufilm.com

 

 

In German cinemas

 

  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker. September 15.

www.tamtamfilm.com

 

 

In Polish cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. September 17.

www.digitalcube.ro

 

  • LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny. September 24.

www.backgroundfilms.cz

 

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny. September 24.

www.hifilm.ro

 

 

In Czech cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. September 23.

www.digitalcube.ro

 

 

In Norwegian cinemas

 

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny. September 17.

www.hifilm.ro

 

 

In Italian cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. September 30.

www.digitalcube.ro

 

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti. September 30.

www.frakas.be

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EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON selected for Venice and Toronto

Venice International Film Festival (September 1 – 11)

Competition

  • CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED by Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • FREAKS OUT by Gabriele Mainetti, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny
  • REFLECTION by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • SPENCER by Pablo Larrain, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach

Out of Competition

  • ARIAFERMA by Leonardo di Costanzo, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • ENNIO by Giuseppe Tornatore, producer: EAVE graduate Peter de Maegd
  • PLASTIC SEMIOTIC by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • TRENCHES by Loup Bureau, producer: EAVE graduate Caroline Nataf

Orizzonti

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny, executive producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova
  • EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO by Kiro Russo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • IL PARADISO DEL PAVONE by Laura Bispuri, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • MIRACLE by Bogdan George Apetri, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • RHINO by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska, Heino Deckert
  • VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi, producer: EAVE graduate Shkumbin Istrefi
  • WHITE BUILDING by Kavich Neang, producer: TTB graduate Davy Chou

Orizzonti Extra

  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine, co-producers: EAVE graduates Sophie Erbs, Katrin Pors
  • LA RAGAZZA HA VOLATO by Wilma Labate, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Slovenian National Coordinator Jozko Rutar, EAVE graduate Miha Cernec

www.labiennale.org

 

Venice Days – Giornate degli Autori

TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva are named as presidents of the Giornate degli Autori jury in Venice. The Bulgarian producer/director duo headed the jury composed of 27 young cinephiles coming from every European country and which handed out the GdA Director’s Award.

Competition

  • ANATOMIA by Aleksandra Jankowska, producers: EAVE graduates Lukasz Dzieciol, Edyta Janczak-Hiriart
  • DUSK STONE by Ivan Fund, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Catalina Vergara
  • IMACULAT by George Chiper-Lillemark, Monica Stan, producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar
  • MADELEINE COLLINS by Antoine Barraud, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • OUT OF SYNC (TRES) by Juanjo Gimenez, producer: EAVE graduate Luisa Romeo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • THE STRANGER by Ameer Fakher Eldin, producers: EAVE graduates Tony Copti, Dorothee Beinemeier

Special Screenings

  • THREE MINUTES A LENGTHENING by Bianca Stigter, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust

Venetian Nights

  • CAVEMAN by Tommaso Landucci, producers: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo, EAVE MW graduate Alessandra Principini

www.labiennale.org

 

Final Cut in Venice

  • HANGING GARDENS by Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • LOS COLONOS by Felipe Galvez, producer: PUENTES and EAVE+ graduate Giancarlo Nasi 
  • THE NIGHTS STILL SMELL OF GUNPOWDER by Inadelso Cossa, producer: EAVE CPI graduate Thomas Kaske
  • UNDER THE FIG TREE by Erige Sehiure, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri

http://veniceproductionbridge.org

 

Venice Gap-Financing Market

57 projects have been presented at the Venice Gap-Financing Market. The event was organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge during the Venice Film Festival.

  • A HOLY FAMILY by Elvis Lu, producers: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis, TTB graduate Stefano Centini
  • ALLAH N’EST PAS OBLIGÉ by Najjar Zaven, producers: EAVE graduates Anne-Laure Guegan, Geraldine Sprimont
  • BUFIS by Mahad Ahmed and Vincenzo Cavallo, producer: EAVE+ graduate and EAVE group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • CONFIDENT by Jérome Blanquet and Bertrand Jeandel, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • FLOATING by Quirine Racké and Helena Muskens, producer: EAVE and EAVE+ graduate Floor Onrust
  • LA PIEL PULPO by Ana Cristina Barragán, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou, EAVE+ graduate and EAVE group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • MOTHER MARA by Mirjana Karanovic, producer: EAVE and EAVE+ graduate Snezana van Houwelingen
  • PAMFIR by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, producer: EAVE MW graduate Sasha Kostina
  • THE SILENT TREATMENT by Caroline Strubbe, producer: EAVE, EAVE+ and PUENTES graduate Tomas Leyers
  • THE YEAR I STARTED MASTURBATING, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Erika Wasserman

http://veniceproductionbridge.org

 

 

Toronto International Film Festival (September 9 – 18)

Gala Presentations

  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

Special Presentations

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • BENEDICTION by Terence Davies, co-producer: EAVE graduate Deborah Aston
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier
  • INEXORABLE by Fabrice du Welz, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • LINGUI, THE SACRED BONDS by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • THE MIDDLE MAN by Bent Hamer, producers: EAVE graduates Dan Wechsler, Nina Frese
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, TTB graduate Flaminio Zadra
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges

Contemporary World Cinema

  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos, PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine, co-producers: EAVE graduates Sophie Erbs, Katrin Pors
  • INTERGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, produced by EAVE graduates Danijel Pek and Katarina Prpic, co-produced by EAVE graduates Jozko Rutar, Miha Cernec and Zdenka Gold
  • NOBODY HAS TO KNOW by Bouli Lanners, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, co-producer: EAVE graduate Rosie Crerar
  • OUT OF SYNC (TRES) by Juanjo Gimenez, producer: EAVE graduate Luisa Romeo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • SMALL BODY by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • THE DAUGHTER by Manuel Martín Cuenca , producer :EAVE graduate Simón De Santiago
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel 
  • TUG OF WAR by Amil Shivji, producer: EAVE and EAVE+ graduate Nicole Gerhards
  • TTB project WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Manatad, producer: TTB group leader, EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann, TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara

Discovery

  • ANATOLIAN LEOPARD by Emre Kayi, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova
  • LO INVISIBLE by Javier Andrade, producer: PUENTES participant María de Los Ángeles Palacios

Platform

  • EARWIG by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forêts, MW graduate Amélie Jacquis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • HUDA’s SALON by Hany Abu-Assad, executive producer: EAVE producer Ossama Bawardi, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Hanneke Niens
  • EAVE project SILENT LAND by Aga Woszczynska, producer: EAVE graduates Agnieszka Wasiak and Giovanni Pompili
  • YUNI by  Kamila Andini, producer: TTB and EAVE graduate Fran Borgia

TIFF Docs

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THREE MINUTES – A LENGTHENING by Bianca Stigter, producer: EAVE and EAVE+ graduate Floor Onrust

Midnight Madness

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti
  • YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER by Kate Dolan, producer: EAVE and EAVE+ graduate Deirdre Levins

www.tiff.net

 

 

Miskolc International Film Festival (September 10 – 18)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi, producer: EAVE graduate Susanne Guggenberger
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, TTB graduate Flaminio Zadra 
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti
  • WILD ROOTS by Hajni Kiss, producer: EAVE graduate Balazs Zachar

www.cinefest.hu/eng/nyito_eng.html

 

 

Cinematik International Film Festival (September 14 – 19)

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny, executive producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland 
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler 
  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • EAVE project BAD POEMS by Gabor Reisz, producer: EAVE graduate Julia Berkes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau 
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, TTB graduate Flaminio Zadra
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE+ graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduates Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar

www.cinematik.sk

 

 

Oldenburg International Film Festival (September 15 – 19)

  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • MONTE VERITA by Stefan Jäger, co-producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti

www.filmfest-oldenburg.de

 

 

Manaki Brothers International Film Camera Festival (September 16 – 21)

  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos and PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE+ graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti

www.manaki.com.mk

 

 

Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest (September 17 - 24)

  • ANY DAY NOW by Hamy Ramezan, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin 
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • GOODBYE SOVIET UNION by Lauri Randla, producer: EAVE graduate Misha Jaari
  • HOME by Franka Potente, producer: EAVE + graduate Henning Kamm, co-producer: Léontine Petit
  • IN THE DUSK by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduate Petra Oplatkova
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • ULBOLSYN, by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina

www.febiofest.cz

 

 

Gotham Week (former IFP Week) (September 19 – 24)

  • EAVE project DRAW FOR CHANGE! by Vincent Coen, producer: EAVE participant Hanne Phlypo
  • PUENTES project WHO KILLED NARCISO? by Marcelo Martinessi, producer: PUENTES graduate Sebastian Peña Escobar
  • VIET AND NAM by Minh Quy Truong, producers: TTB graduate Bradley Liew, TTB group leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena

https://thegotham.org

 

 

Batumi International Film Festival Georgia  (September 19 – 24)

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland 
  • ANAMNESIS by Chris Wright and Stefan Kolbe, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • IN THE SOIL by Casper Rudolf Emil Kjeldsen, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • B’EST project OTAR’S DEATH by Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau
  • RHINO by Oleg Sentsov, producer: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Izabela Wojcik, Heino Deckert
  • SORRY FOR BEING LATE by Luka Beradze, co-producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau
  • ULBOLSYN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille

www.biaff.org

 

 

Helsinki International Film Festival (September 19 – 29)

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland 
  • ANY DAY NOW by Hamy Ramezan, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • EAVE project BREAKING SURFACE by Joachim Hedén, producer: EAVE graduate and Swedish National Coordinator Julia Gebauer
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos and PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • CONCRETE NIGHT by Pirjo Honkasalo, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • HÖLMÖ NUORI SYDÄN by Selma Vilhunen, producers: EAVE graduates Venla Hellstedt, EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi
  • IKUISEEN RAUHAAN by Ville Suhonen, producer: EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine 
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate  Cristian Nicolescu
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • THE LAST SHELTER by Ousmane Samassekou, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel 
  • WHEN I’M DONE DYING by Nisan Dag, producers: EAVE graduates Muge Ozen, Dorothe Beinemeier

www.hiff.fi

 

 

Gdynia Film Festival (September 20 – 25)

  • FEARS by Lukas Ronduda, Lukas Gutt, producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny
  • MAGDALENE by Filip Gieldon, producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma
  • OPERATION HYACINTH by Piotr Domalewski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Joanna Szymanska

www.festiwalgdynia.pl

 

 

Filmkunstmesse Leipzig (September 20 – 24)

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland  ANOTHER ROUND by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • MISSION ULJA FUNK by Barbara Kronenberg, producers: EAVE graduate Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, EAVE graduate Joanna Szymanska, EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • MONTE VERITA by Stefan Jäger, co-producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • NIEMAND IST BEI DEN KÄLBERN by Sabrina Sarabi, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • PRECIOUS IVIE by Sarah Blasskiewitz, producer: EAVE graduate, TTB group leader and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • THE ROYAL GAME by Philipp Stölzl, co-producer: Danny Krausz
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, TTB graduate Flaminio Zadra
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy

https://filmkunstmesse.de

 

 

San Sebastian Film Festival (September 20 - 28)

Competition

  • EARWIG by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forêts, MW graduate Amélie Jacquis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

RTVE Galas

  • MEDITERRANEO by Marcel Barrena, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas

New Directors

  • BETWEEN TWO DAWNS by Selman Nacar, co-producers: EAVE graduate and TTB expert Guillaume de Seille, EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu
  • CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (MEMORY HOUSE) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • INVENTURA by Darko Sinko, producer: EAVE graduate Vlado BulajicLAST DAYS OF SPRING by Isabel Lamberti, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Mayi Gutierrez
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont
  • THAT WEEKEND by Mara Pescio, producer: PUENTES graduates Tathiani Sacilotto and Georgina Baisch

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE SOUVENIR, PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney

Horizontes Latinos

EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora is part of the jury of this section.

  • AMPARO by Simon Mesa Soto, co-producers: EAVE graduates David Herdies, Martin Heisler
  • AZOR by Andres Fontana, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler
  • PUENTES project JESUS LOPEZ by Maximiliano Schonfeld, producer: PUENTES graduate Georgina Baisch
  • THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYEE by Manuel Nieto Zas, producer: PUENTES graduates Bárbara Francisco, Georgina Baisch, Paola Wink, and Interchange graduate Nathalie Trafford
  • PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN by Tatiana Huezo, producers: EAVE graduate Nicolás Celís López

Perlak

  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel
  • THE RESTLESS by Joachim Lafosse, producers: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduates Alexandre Gavras and Anton Iffland Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti

Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

  • CHIN-GONE by Johnny Ma, producer: EAVE graduate Rachel Daisy Ellis
  • THE SUCCESSION by Martin Kalina, producer: PUENTES graduate Barbara Francisco
  • WHERE THE RIVER BEGINS by Juan Andrés Arango, producer: PUENTES graduate Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto

WIP LATAM

  • EAVE Project VICENTA B by Carlos Lechuga, producer: EAVE graduates Dag Hoel, Claudia Calvino

www.sansebastianfestival.com

 

 

Athens International Film Festival (September 22 – October 3)

  • A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING by Payal Kapadia, producer: EAVE CPI graduate Thomas Hakim
  • AZOR by Andreas Fontana, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny
  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora and EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler  
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE + graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges

http://en.aiff.gr

 

Golden Rose National Film Festival, Varna (September 23 – 29)

  • FISH BONE by Dragomir Sholev, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • EAVE project JANUARY by Andrey M. Paunov, producer: EAVE graduate Vanya Rainova, coproducer: TTB graduate Valerie Bournonville
  • WOMEN DO CRY by Mina Mileva, EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, TTB Head of Studies and EAVE+ graduate Christophe Bruncher

www.nfc.bg/en/golden-rose
 

 

Netherlands Film Festival Utrecht (September 24 – October 2)

  • DEAD & BEAUTIFUL by David Verbeek, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • DE VEROORDELING by Sander Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Joram Willink
  • DIERBAREN by Saskia Gubbels, producer: EAVE graduate Janneke Doolaard
  • DRIJFZAND by Margot Schaap, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen Havenith
  • HERE WE MOVE HERE WE GROOVE by Sergej Kreso, producer: EAVE graduate Janneke Doolaard
  • INVISIBLE DEMONS by Rahul Jain, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • EAVE project MITRA by Kaweh Modiri, producer: EAVE graduate and Dutch National Coordinator Frank Hoeve
  • MRS. F by Chris van der Vorm, producers: EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts
  • SILENCE OF THE TIDES by Pieter-Rim de Kroon, producer: EAVE graduate Annemiek van der Hell, executive producer: EAVE graduate Reinette van de Stadt
  • SISYPHUS AT WORK Ramon Gieling, producer: EAVE graduate Janneke Doolaard 
  • THE EAST by Jim Taihuttu, producers: EAVE graduates Julius Ponten and Sander Verdonk, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland

www.filmfestival.nl

 

 

Zürich Film Festival (September 26 – October 6)

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • ALL-IN! by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • AZOR by Andreas Fontana, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler 
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos and PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE by Marten Persiel, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler 
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub 
  • ICH ICH ICH / SECOND THOUGHTS by Zora Rux, producer: PUENTES graduate Fred Burle
  • INVISIBLE DEMONS by Rahul Jain, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • LA VOIE NORMALE by Erige Sehiri, producer: EAVE and EAVE+ graduate Palmyre Badinier
  • LIFE OF IVANA by Renato Borrayo Serrano, producer: EAVE graduate Vladislav Ketkovich
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • MIRACLE by Bogdan George Apetri, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler 
  • PRESIDENT by Camilla Nielsson, producers: EAVE graduates Signe Byrge Sørensen, Anne Köhncke
  • EAVE project SILENT LAND by Aga Woszczynska, producers: EAVE graduates Agnieszka Wasiak, Giovanni Pompili
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • THE SOUVENIR PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney 
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE+ graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduates Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar
  • THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Paolo Sorrentino, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • UN FILS by Mehdi M Barsaoui, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE + Head of Studies Jani Thiltges 
  • YOUTH by Paolo Sorrentino, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney

www.zurichfilmfestival.org

 

 

Finale Pilzen (September 24 – 29)

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny, executive producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • BIRD ATLAS by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski

https://film.festivalfinale.cz

 

 

New York Film Festival (September 24 – October 10)

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING by Payal Kapadia, producer: EAVE CPI graduate Thomas Hakim
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel 
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine, line producer: Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto
  • THE FIRST 54 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producers: EAVE graduates Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, writing consultant: EAVE expert Jacques Akchoti

www.filmlinc.org

 

 

Reykjavik International Film Festival (September 30 – October 10)

  • AZOR by Andreas Fontana, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler
  • BRIGHTON 4TH by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova
  • DEAD & BEAUTIFUL by David Verbeek, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • MAGIC MOUNTAINS by Urszula Antoniak, producer: EAVE and EAVE+ graduate Floor Onrust
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

http://riff.is

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MEET EAVE IN OCTOBER!

@EAVE Marketing Workshop, October 5 - 10, Luxembourg (LU)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

@EAVE on Demand CHANGE, October 18 - 22, Kyiv (UA)

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis!

EAVE Yoga is your peaceful place where you can stretch your body in a gentle way and practice pranayama in a small group of yogis.

In YOGA, the physical body, the sense organs, the emotions, mind and consciousness are trained slowly and gradually.

Pranayama is the science of BREATH. By focusing the mind on breath, blockages in the body’s channels are unlocked, allowing energy to flow freely and connect with the life force.

"No better way to start your day! If you start your day with Tanika's yoga - you know it will be a good day. Energizing, opening and balancing."

Lise Lense-Møller, EAVE Head of Studies

You are most welcome to join on:

THURSDAYS: Online classes

08:15 – 08:55 CEST

19:30 – 21:00 CEST

MONDAYS: In-Person classes at Tagtigall in Berlin

18:30 – 20:00 CEST

20:30 – 22:00 CEST

Discounted price for the EAVE graduates:

  • 50 Euro for a 10-class card (40 min)
  • 100 Euro for a 10-class card (90 min)

Please register by email: yogatanika@gmail.com

Have a good start of autumn!

Namaste,

Tanika

More info:  https://www.yogatanika.de/https://www.facebook.com/yogatanika/

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EAVE Marketing Workshop kicks off next Tuesday, October 5!

The 2021 edition of EAVE Marketing Workshop takes place from October 5-10 at Hotel Légère in Luxembourg. The event will be held on site, gathering 29 film professionals from 17 countries to discuss marketing strategies in the film industry.

Co-Heads of Studies Alya Belgaroui-Degalet (Wild Bunch, FR) and Sarah Calderón (The Film Agency, ES) have designed a unique programme where participants are collectively working on the group’s projects more than half of the time. Inspired by the EAVE sharing pedagogy, Design Thinking techniques and visual, tangible and ludic exercises, the sessions are equally creative, innovative and strategic. The result is a hands-on approach with concrete tools that anyone can apply immediately within their own team in today’s and tomorrow’s industry. This casual way of learning facilitates network and community building across countries from all over the world.

“The workshop helped me to put my daily job into perspective and gave me food for thoughts, good practices for future improvements, developments and experiments. It was also great to connect with people with very different backgrounds in the industry."

Mathilde Martin, Charades, France

Now, more than ever, digital strategies are gaining importance in the audiovisual market. Although digital, innovation and new windows have always been crucial at this workshop, in 2021 we are taking it a step further: we will involve more digital-oriented sessions, more online and hybrid case studies and a handful of forward-thinking social media examples that are linked to the new digital era.

Participants will be working alongside cutting-edge marketing specialists, such as Alya Belgaroui-Degalet (Wild Bunch, FR – international sales marketing) and Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES – marketing consultant) as Heads of Studies and six contributors and contributors like Michael Arnon (Wolf Consultants – PR, DE), Wendy Mitchell (Screen International, UK) and Boris Pugnet (Tiramisu, FR).

Other contributors include:

Guillaume Boscher (Facebook France, Entertainment & Media), whose plenary will focus on social media marketing tools on facebook and Instagram.

Elena Neira (La Otra Pantalla - Professor, lecturer and researcher), and Matt Ross (Digital i - SoDA Product Manager), who will explore the intricacies of VOD and algorithm-driven marketing and streaming wars.

The 30 carefully selected participants will have a full overview of the actual marketing trades in terms of targeting and positioning from international sales strategies to national release and also generating awareness all across the release process including festivals.


The selected participants are:

  • Kristoffer Barslund, Magic Hour Films, Denmark
  • Sophia Baumgärtner Perez, Films Boutique, France
  • Giulia Casavecchia, True Colours, Italy
  • Alexandra Cruz, Copenhagen Bombay, Denmark
  • Ermioni Efstratiadou, Asterisk*, Greece
  • Mauricio Escobar, La Danta Films, Guatemala, Project: Fidelidad, directed by César Díaz
  • Ana Victoria Falcon, Scripterion, Estonia
  • Oana Furdea, Transilvania Film, Romania
  • Tommaso Galvan, Italy
  • Kamilla Gosciniak, Adastra Films, France, Project: Blood Burn, directed by Akaki Popkhadze
  • Marina Gumzi, Nosorogi, Slovenia, Project: The Jungle Film, directed by Gregor Božič
  • Magdelena Ilieva, Little Wing, Bulgaria, Project : Eternity Package, directed by Magdelena Ilieva
  • Fleur Knopperts, Volya Films, The Netherlands, Project: Totem, directed by Sander Burger
  • Nuria Landete, Elamedia Estudios, Spain, Project: In the Flesh, directed by Ainhoa Menéndez
  • Maria Lanfranchi, Intramovies, Italy
  • Ioana Lazareanu, Tangaj Production, Romania
  • Clementina Luba Lobondo, Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
  • Caroline Nataf, UNITE, France
  • Maria Olkhovskaia, Central Partnership, Russia
  • Charlotte Pedersen, LevelK, Denmark
  • Raquel Pedreira, Almania, Spain
  • Klara Pollak, FreibeuterFilm, Austria, Project: How to Be Normal, directed by Florian Pochlatko
  • Katarina Prpić, Antitalent, Croatia
  • Loredana Rehekampff, Samsara Filmproduktion GmbH, Austria
  • Annaëve Saïag, Tënk, France
  • Silvana Santamaria, Soilfilms Media GmbH, Germany
  • Britta Strampe, BandenFilm, Germany
  • Patricia Van Wetten, The Netherland Film Fund, Netherlands
  • Ola Ziólkowska, M2 Films, Poland

EAVE Marketing Workshop is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and the Luxembourg Film Fund.

EAVE thanks our partners for this edition: Thessaloniki Crossroads, LA INCUBADORA, CICAE, Europa International, Europa Distribution and EuroVOD.

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Obituary Ursula Wolschlager

The EAVE family mourns the passing of producer Ursula Wolschlager.

Ursula was a beloved member of the EAVE community, graduate of the EAVE Producers Workshop, B’EST and EAVE+ as well as former EAVE National Coordinator for Austria.

An active defender of diversity, inclusion and intercultural dialogue, Ursula has worked in a variety of positions involving screenplay and film production with numerous writers and directors including Michael Glawogger, Tony Pemberton, Kirill Serebrennikov, Nathalie Borgers, Christian Frosch, Bakhtiar Khodoynazarov, Nina Proll, and Barbara Albert.

Ursula has also taught dramaturgy, and has run the script development programme DIVERSE STORIES, nominated for the Austrian National Award for Adult Education and mentioned in the UNESCO World Report Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue.
In 2015 she established ProPro – The Producers Programme for Women, a residential workshop in Vienna that aims to support female film producers in order to remedy the gender misbalance in the Austrian film production landscape.

Ursula has been a member of several juries, including the Project Commission of the Austrian Film Institute. She was also a member of the European Film Academy, board member of both the Austrian Film Academy and FC Gloria (WIFT Austria).

Her creative and international mind and her kindness will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts and love are with her family, friends and all those who have admired her.

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Transforming companies, new business models: EAVE+ in Luxembourg!

The 11th edition of EAVE+ takes place from September 21-26, 2021 at Hostellerie Grünewald in Luxembourg. We are thrilled to be able to hold the event on site, gathering 14 experienced producers from 10 countries and 8 seasoned industry professionals to discuss the structure of their companies, best management practices and new business models.  

(Find the full list of participants at the end of the press release)

EAVE+ will tackle the most pressing issues for producers who want to run a sustainable company:

Transforming Companies, new business models and company constellations , which we will explore via a series of inspiring company case studies by Jonas Katzenstein (augenschein Filmproduktion, DE), Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studios, FI) and Ada Solomon (HI FILM, RO).

« Life changing: I now have a clear plan for our company to last and not only survive. »

Britta Rindelaub, Alva Film Production, Switzerland, EAVE+ 2020

During group work, plenary sessions, case studies and one-to-one meetings, the EAVE+ workshop will tackle the business requirements of running a sustainable film company.

Top-notch business and management coaches and industry professionals will explore topics ranging from cash management tools, leadership skills, long term company strategies, negotiations with financiers and partners, distribution models and revenue streams to raising corporate financing from private investors.

EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Marc Bordure (FR), General and Financial CFO of the French production company AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, will explore the topic of how to develop an efficient slate of projects. Marc Bordure will also tackle questions related to company finance, and Linda Beath will dig deeper into the topics of company formats, platforms today and company development policies.

Katriel Schory (IL) will elaborate on the role of the producer as a leader when it comes to creative teams, but also their companies and businesses.

Management coach Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE) will work with the producers in individual meetings on team leadership and management skills.

EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), will lead group discussions following each plenary session and analyse the individual company cases of the selected participants.

Additionally, participants will be able to go into more detail into the topics which are most urgent and most important to them and to their particular companies, during one-to-one meetings with the EAVE+ pedagogical team and with each other.

Some comments from previous editions:

« EAVE+ was everything I expected it to be, and even more. It gave me the opportunity to connect with experienced colleagues and talk openly about the challenges of running a production company. »

Maarten Schmidt, Storyhouse, Belgium

« It is a fantastic opportunity to gain some perspective on your business. I learnt to be more strategic and less reactive. »

Elias Ribeiro / Urucu Media, South Africa

The selected participants for the 11th edition of EAVE+ are:

  Allfilm: Pille Rünk, Estonia

  Golden Girls Film / FlairFilm: Peter Drössler, Austria

  Golden Girls Film / FlairFilm: Sabine Gruber, Austria

  Ici et Là Productions: Christophe Bruncher, France

  La Ruelle Films : Eric Ruel, Canada

  napafilms: Liisa Karpo, Finland

  napafilms: Marianne Mäkelä, Finland

  SPOK Films: Jozko Rutar, Slovenia

  Tasse Film: Aija Berzina, Latvia

  Telescope Animation Studios: Reza Memari, Germany

  Telescope Animation Studios: Maite Woköck, Germany

  This and That Production: Goran Stankovic, Serbia

  This and That Production: Snežana van Houwelingen

  Way Creative Films: Julia Gebauer, Sweden

 

EAVE+ takes place once a year in Luxembourg with different experts and curates the most urgent, contemporary topics for each session according to industry needs.

EAVE+ is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and the Luxembourg Film Fund.

More information on: http://eave.org 

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CHANGE - Co-production training course: Selection announced

EAVE, IMS and CPH:DOX, set up new programme supporting European Eastern Partnership countries & announce the selection

We are proud to announce CHANGE - a brand new collaboration with CPH:DOX, the world leading documentary film festival supporting independent and innovative filmmaking, and IMS, International Media Support, promoting journalism and documentary film to strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue.

The partners’ goal being to increase equality and access to the international film market, the programme wants to stimulate inter-regional co-production and to connect projects, filmmakers and producers from the European Eastern Partnership countries (EaP) with the European film professionals gathered annually at CPH:DOX.

We are proud to announce the selected participants of CHANGE - Co-production training course for documentary projects in development from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

The first workshop of CHANGE - Co-production training course in Kyiv, Ukraine in October 2021 will combine masterclasses and group work sessions, as well as individual meetings for the 8 selected producer-director teams. The same participants will continue to work together in the second workshop in January 2022 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The programme will culminate with a third module and presentation of the projects to the international industry at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen in March 2022.

The selected projects are:

  • 9-month Contract, prod. Anna Khazaradze, dir. Ketevan Vashagashvili, 1991 Productions, Georgia
  • Cadillac Dreams, prod. Elene Margvelashvili, dir. Elene Mikaberidze, Parachute Films, Georgia
  • Ever Since I Knew Myself, prod & dir. Maka Gogaladze, FORMO, Georgia
  • Hamlet: The Cook of Cosmic Station, prod. Nare Leone Ter-Gabrielyan, dir. Anzhela Frangyan, Fermata Film, DoKino, Armenia
  • Nagorno Karabakh, Life After the War, prod. Yelizaveta Petrosyan, dir. Mariam Ohanyan, Legal Gender Cultural Foundation LIZA, Armenia
  • Redhat, prod & dir. Parvana Rahimova, Fikirdöküm, Azerbaijan
  • Still Water, prod. Karina Kostyna, dir. Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuck, Tabor, Ukraine
  • Confidential project

 

The objective of the programme is to improve the participants’ skills in defining the content, core and goals of the film projects; in regional and international collaboration and co-production, financing structures and production environment; and in preparing for the encounter with the international market.

As EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp states: “CHANGE reflects some of EAVE’s core values, such as gender equality and inclusion, We encourage social responsibility and see our graduates as agents of change, contributing to the public debate leading to potential social, political or cultural change. Furthermore, we are delighted to team up for this programme with such renowned and knowledgeable partners as IMS and CPH:DOX. »

“I’m impressed about all the participants and by the level of their projects – and really looking forward to being part of this learning process. I hope this will be the start of some strong lasting partnerships”, says Henrik Underbjerg from IMS.

Said Katrine Kiilgaard, Head of Industry & Training, CPH:DOX: “CPH:DOX shares fundamental values with both IMS and EAVE and has worked with both organisations individually for many years to advance documentaries as a tool for change. We are thrilled to venture into a this new collaboration, aiming to support documentary colleagues from the Eastern Partnership Countries to strengthen their craft as well as their international networks.”

 

THE PARTNERSHIP BEHIND CHANGE

 

  • EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is Europe’s leading training, development, and networking organisation for producers. In addition to our flagship programme, the renowned European Producers Workshop, we are involved in a variety of programmes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 1988, EAVE’s objectives are to provide professional training opportunities and to bring producers from different regions of the world together with the aim of facilitating co-production relationships. EAVE’s unique international network comprises over 2,300 producers and key decision-makers.

 

  • CPH:DOX is a world leading documentary film festival supporting independent and innovative filmmaking and presenting the best and brightest in contemporary non-fiction film. The festival is known and widely respected for radically changing the documentary landscape with a focus on challenging the genre with cross over to other art forms, and for advancing art as an active voice in civil society. It runs a strong industry platform with the co-production and financing forum CPH:FORUM, CPH:MARKET, the CPH:CONFERENCE and the talent development programme CPH:LAB.

 

  • IMS, International Media Support, is promoting journalism and documentary film to strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue. Our work is geared towards helping locally-based public interest media operating in armed conflicts, humanitarian crises and rapid political change, both positive and negative, to provide the public and “civic organizations” with public interest content they can trust and use. We work in more than 40 countries across four continents with a staff of about 150 people. CHANGE is made possible by the New Democracy Fund.

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Pan-African passion project - an exclusive Interview with EAVE participant Mehret Mandefro

Mehret Mandefro, participant of EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 and group leader of Creative Producer Indaba (CPI), the initiative by the South African Realness Institute, in partnership with EAVE, International Film Festival Rotterdam’s IFFRPro and the Sundance Institute, about her Emmy nominated doc HOW IT FEELS TO BE FREE and her training initiatives for African film business.

EAVE: You were shooting in San Francisco until last week. For which film was that?  

Mehret Mandefro: I have a new feature documentary that I’m co-directing that hasn’t been announced yet. It will be announced next month, so I cannot tell you exactly what it is. Well, it’s a new documentary that is really timely about race in America that I’m very excited to be making. There will be an official announcement coming out in September.

 

That’s all you can tell me about it?

That’s all I can tell you. It’s a feature documentary that follows an amazing scientist who does incredibly cutting-edge work on racial bias in America. It’s in many ways a story about science. Can science solve racism? This is the central question in terms of the film. I consider myself a scientist in recovery. I don’t know if you know this about me, but I used to be a scientist. It’s a film that is bringing me back to my roots.

 

You have a doctor degree, don’t you?

I’m a Medical Doctor and I have a PhD – not only one doctorate, I have two. I used to be on an academic medicine pathway earlier in my life. I was a physician scientist. My PhD is in anthropology and through anthropology research I first started making documentaries. I came very much from observational cinema and anthropology, that’s how I started making films. And then my films became much more commercial, and I started also making fiction films. But my first fiction film was actually based on a true story, and very informed by real life in many ways, and I feel like truth is somewhere in the middle. I love doing both actually; I love doing docs and I love doing fiction. I think both strengthen me as a storyteller .

 

Both forms have their advantages.

Absolutely.

 

Recently you were nominated for an Emmy with HOW IT FEELS TO BE FREE, a film about black American artists.

Yes, it’s based on an amazing book written by Ruth Feldstein and the film is directed by Yoruba Richen. It’s an amazing story that talks about trailblazing black female artists and the way they use art as a political force to change culture in America. It’s about Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Abbey Lincoln, and Pam Grier. We know these artists and we obviously know their work, which I think shifted our culture. But I don’t think that people realise, when you see the film, how trailblazing they were in their own careers in terms of really taking on Hollywood. Lena Horne in the 1940s and 50s was the first black actress to have a studio contract and at that time she told the studio: “I will not play a maid.” And she put it in her contract and refused to play a maid. If you think about it, considering the conversation of representation we’re having today, she was so ahead of her time. So, in many ways I look at this film as pre-history to all the issues that we are wrestling with right now. I find it so fascinating and that’s what I learned on this film; how in control these women were and how fearless they were. And sadly, they really had careers at the time they weren’t supposed to have any career. That’s what the film is about.

 

And these artists are all from different times: 50s, 60s, 70s, …

Yes, that’s what’s also really interesting about the film as it’s told thematically, and it crosses a huge time spectrum. The archive is very rich, and you really learn about these women from their own words. It takes us basically from the 40s to right now. Because the film ends with a kind of the revolution that is happening with women behind the camera, actually, in addition to women, people of all walks of lives. It covers a huge historical period, and it covers different mediums. They were performers: music, film, television, and so the film tells a story about all of entertainment writ large.

 

It’s an episode of the American Masters series?

We were the opening episode; the first episode of the American Masters season. And American Masters was the first funder of this film. They gave us the biggest development grant that they had ever given. The film was almost 6 years in making. It was a very hard film to get funded for a lot of different reasons. The film was very ambitious and many people were like: “Oh my God, they are covering so many time periods, so many women, so many genres, how are you gonna do this?” It took us a while to put the team together and the financing. But American Masters believed in it from the very beginning and we are proud to be representing the other filmmakers from this season as part of the nomination. I am very grateful American Masters submitted the film as the representative episode for the Emmy nomination. It’s a true honor.

 

Great! So, the American Masters has been a series for several years now?

Decades. It’s really a premiere non-fiction strand in America.

 

Are there many black artists that are being presented by the American Masters series?

They definitely covered other black artists. There are films on Lorraine Hansberry, Maya Angelou, Marian Anderson, the opera singer. American Masters are about the masters who have really lifted culture in America. So, they have definitely covered other black artists before. What’s really interesting in this regard is, for example, when you look at our category: We are the only black producers in our category. What’s interesting is that the entire team on this, for the most part, are black women, including the director. So that you don’t see every day. And in our category we are going up against Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Gordon Quinn – the gods of film! I think it’s uncommon for  a team of black women to go toe to toe with giants of film. That, I think, is new.

 

Being so successful in America, is it possible to focus on development in Ethiopia also?

Of course, I live in Ethiopia. I have a film production company in America called Truth Aid as well with my producing partner. I live in both places, so I bounce back and forth as needed. I’m very much focused on a global part of our business. My business partner Lacey Schwartz Delgado focuses a lot on the American side and we kind of tag team. That’s why it’s possible to be in both places. I also think it’s important because media and emerging markets are exploding. It’s growing at an exponential rate. So, there are really huge opportunities in these markets.

What’s interesting in Ethiopia and in many parts of Africa is that these markets are very unstructured. It’s not like there are media schools or guilds and unions. I think especially when it comes to young people entering the profession, there’s a huge opportunity to position themselves in creative industries and certainly media, which seems to be ideally positioned to create jobs and meet the demands of young people. I’m very committed to that ide as a whole, partly because I used to be a teacher and a professor, and I think teaching is kind of what I am at my best, anyway. I think a lot about training the next generation of storytellers and really thinking trough how to structure an industry, so that it can also serve national interests around job creation which is very interesting to me. I’ve done a lot of work in Ethiopia in that regard.

 

You are doing it with the Realness Institute not only in Ethiopia.

I have a company in Ethiopia called A51 Pictures that is a part of Truth Aid, and all the training capacity work building I do in Ethiopia I do through that company. But for Africa wide the work is housed at Realness Institute, which is another passion project. I have co-founders in that, Elias Ribeiro and Cait Pansegrouw who are also EAVE alumni. We came together to found an institute that can really think through this idea of how you offer training to the continent at large and build local media ecosystems. We have 5 training programmers now, all pan-African. Everything I’m saying about the needs in Ethiopian market, you can multiply that by 54 countries: it’s the same problem all over Africa.

 

And what is the problem?

I don’t think there are enough training facilities and I think the market is completely unstructured. So if you are a creator, someone who has content, this idea of development, finding the producers... producers are a scarcity. Usually, Africans have to go to Europe to find a European co-producer, there are not enough local producers. There’s a huge scarcity of producers on the African continent, especially producers that can really handle international financing, the agreements, understand chain of titles, understand the profession, at least if you want the content to travel beyond your own market. I also think if you went just for local content, there’s a real scarcity of producers who know what they are doing regarding distribution.

 

You are also training producers?

Realness Institute has the Creative Producer Indaba programme, in partnership with EAVE, International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR Pro and the Sundance Institute. It was really focused on this idea that there are not enough producers. Trying to train the next generation of producers  very much based on EAVE’s model, but also adapting it to our local needs, because the markets and industries are at such different places. So, we had 17 participants and some participants had projects and some didn’t, just like at EAVE. We also brought producers into it from the North, which were interested in finding African projects to work with. So that African producers can also grow their network, in terms of needing people who do have access to international financing.

I think, if you are a content creator in Africa, the most important thing is to have options and to be able to expand your basic production support. Sometimes that means working with private equity, and then also the amazing European soft money system, which is incredible if you can access it. In order to access it, you need to know what it is about and how that system works. What the Realness Institute is trying to do, especially with the Creative Producer Indaba, is help creators expand their support of production like expanding their base, so that they have as many options available to them as possible.

 

And you have a development lab also in partnership with Netflix, also?  

Yes, that was the third programme. So, the first Realness programme is the Realness African Screenwriters Residency. The Institute was formed to expand the programmatic offerings beyond just a single screenwriters programme, so the second programme was the Creative Producer Indaba programme, and the third was an Episodic Lab in partnership with Netflix. And that one, unlike other programmes, is focused on three countries, because Netflix is financing the Lab, and they have a saying in terms of strategic interest in three markets: Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. It’s been our longest one, in a sense that it runs for 12 weeks. We took on 6 projects in development and all of them will have a chance to pitch and Netflix will have its first right of refusal; they will either say yes or no, it’s a commission. It’s 2 story editors, 2 producers and 6 writers.

We also run a Development Executive Traineeship, which is our fourth programme, because the other hole in the eco-system in all of these local markets is really executives and the training of them, including the commissioning editors. We don’t have enough of those kinds of people, so alongside our 6 writers, we also have 6 development executives that are shepherding each other’s projects.  

 

So, you have the whole range of work in film together.

Yes, we are trying. And in September, we will run our fifth programme, which is the Southern African Locarno Industry Academy, and it is clearly looking at the sales, distribution, audience side, which in many ways is the most fragmented in Africa. That will be running in September for the first time. 

 

Locarno sounds like arthouse films?

They run an Industry Academy at Locarno. So, this is going to be the Southern African Locarno Industry Academy. The idea is to run their programme similar expect with the needs of Africa. So, it’s really focused on sales agents, curators, distributors, anyone doing audience engagement, because that’s the other side of making the content, and it obviously needs the distribution of it. It’s very much focused on the business side. It doesn’t matter if it’s arthouse or not, because this programme isn’t going to be for the makers, it’s going to be for the people who are actually involved in getting those amazing stories out there.

The Academy was launched by the Locarno Film Festival and they have already taken it around the world, too. They always wanted to come to the continent, so they are partnering with us to do the first one in Africa.

 

What about Indaba? You’re in the second edition of it?

The second workshop finished a month ago, but we have the market; we are supposed to go to Marrakech as the final workshop. And then we will open it up for the second year. We haven’t set the date yet because we want to do a bit of an evaluation. Covid really messed up everyone’s timeline obviously and our first cohort didn’t finish until much later, so we haven’t been able to do the evaluation and assess it. We want to make sure to complete that process before we put the second call out.

 

With doing all this you are trying to establish a structure, which doesn’t exist, except only in fragments, in the film business in Africa.

That’s right. Capacity building, helping structure the market, etc. In many ways the Realness Institute hopes to hold the same space as the Sundance Institute holds in America, which is really a place for artists and independent creators to get support to create. That’s exact the same thing we are trying to do in Africa. I think it’s interesting for Africa because the media landscape is changing rapidly and drastically. Unfortunately, because there are no unions or guilds or regulations in the same way they are in other markets, creators can really get taken advantage of. So, we are trying to hold space in a way, so that we can make sure people get good deals and that they get the support they need.  

 

So, it’s a bit like Wild West, so to say.

Absolutely. In many places the media landscape is obviously changing but in many other places there are actually experience, precedents, structures that can at least give you a bit of protection, when it comes to these things, and that doesn’t exist in Africa.

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DEATH AND THE MAIDEN by Adina Pintilie receives funding

Georgian National Film Center

  • ASCENSION by Giorgi Tavartkiladze, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katchavara receives a Short Fiction Film Production Grant from the Georgian National Film Center.

http://www.gnfc.ge

 

Romanian Film Centre

The following grants for EAVE graduates have been announced by the Romanian Film Centre:

  • SORELLA DI CLAUSURA by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • UN CAZ DI PRACTICA by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci
  • DEATH AND THE MAIDEN by Adina Pintilie, co-producers: EAVE graduates Sophie Erbs, Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • TITANIC OCEAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE, TTB and MW graduate Radu Stancu
  • NASTY by Tudor Giurgiu, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu
  • BEING ALICE by Clare Weiskopf, EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, producer: EAVE, TTB and MW graduate Radu Stancu
  • KARMA IS A B..OY by Dan Panaitescu, producer: EAVE graduate Anca Damian

http://cnc.gov.ro

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ZONE LIBRE by Lisa Diaz is in production

  • ZONE LIBRE by Lisa Diaz, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine is in production. Written by the director in collaboration with Clara Bourreau, Anne-Louise Trividic and Chile’s René Ballesteros, the story plunges us into the summer of 1982. Garance is 11 years old and lives in a remote village in the Cévennes where her parents are attempting to lead an alternative existence. She roams her vast territory in the company of a gang of dishevelled children and, armed with her vivid imagination, arranges all kinds of political games for them, nationalising toys and setting up a pirate radio station, etc. It’s at this point in time that two Italian activists rob a bank in the area. It goes wrong but one of them manages to escape, with the full contingent of the police force on his heels. This stirs up political squabbles between Garance’s parents, Simon and Marie. Indeed, the latter seems to despair that their hopes for radical change in the world are slowly ebbing away. Garance learns that the Italian fugitive is hiding in a barn not far from their home. Surely coming to his aid would help to continue the revolutionary fight, and would allow her to become an apprentice activist herself? Produced by Colette Quesson on behalf of À Perte de Vue Film and co-produced by Antoine Simkine for Les Films d'Antoine, ZONE LIBRE benefits from a CNC advance on receipts and from production support courtesy of the Brittany and Occitanie regions.

www.lesfilmsdantoine.com

 

  • THE MELTING by Veerle Baetens, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Ellen Havenith is shooting. THE MELTING tells the story of Eva, who, several years after a scorching summer that had become completely uncontrollable, returns to her native village to face her past and leave there a message that will remain forever. The book The Melting (Het Smelt) has been translated into more than nine languages, including English, French, German, Spanish and Danish. This first novel, harsh and upsetting, had the effect of an explosion and has imposed its young writer, Lize Spit, as one of the rising stars of Belgian literature. Bart Van Langendonck from production company Savage Film handles the production of the film. French-speaking Belgian company Versus Productions and Dutch company PRPL are co-producing.

www.versusproduction.be

 

  • SEA SPARKLE by Domien Huyghe, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot is in production. Flemish debut director Domien Huyghe has just kicked off filming on his feature film, which he developed with his sister Wendy Hughe. The two of them lost their father at a very early age and drew inspiration from their personal experience for this movie, which was shot in Ostend, where they grew up. It’s a live-action, fiction film which is geared towards young (and not-so-young) audiences, and which explores environmental themes, as well as the subject of grief. The film follows Lena, a young adolescent and talented sailor whose father died at sea. She is determined to prove that her father wasn’t responsible for the boat accident which caused his death, alongside that of two other fishermen. She is convinced that a mysterious underwater creature, driven out of the abyssal depths by global warming, is haunting the waters of the North Sea. Lena will do everything she can to prove the existence of this beast and the innocence of her father. SEA SPARKLE is produced by Dries Phlypo on behalf of A Private View in co-production with Viking Film.

www.vikingfilm.nl

 

  • TIGER by Andrei Tanase, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci is in production. The story, written by Tanase, follows veterinarian Vera working at a local zoo, who, after a personal tragedy, has distanced herself from her husband Toma, a children’s theatre director. When she finds out that Toma is cheating on her, Vera has a nervous breakdown and causes the new tigress Rihanna to escape. Looking for the tigress in the woods Vera starts to doubt her perspective on her marriage and the world in general. EAVE graduate Alexa Rivero is co-producing through Altamar Films (France) together with EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou from Graal (Greece). Producer Anamaria Antoci said that the most challenging aspect of her project was working with a real tiger.The project is supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde CNC - Institut français, the Greek Film Centre, ERT, Eurimages, the Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme and TorinoFilmLab.

www.domesticfilm.ro

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THE GOOD DRIVER by Tonislav Hristov is in post-production

  • THE GOOD DRIVER by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho is in post-production. The plot freely develops characters and situations already known from Hristov’s feature-length documentary success The Good Postman (2016). In the script, written by Kaarle Aho, Tonislav Hristov and Konstantin Bojanov, the lead character Ivan is a Bulgarian taxi driver, who tries to repair his damaged reputation in front of his Finnish family, but constantly finds himself in difficult situations. Two friends from his childhood, a bodyguard and a single mother working as a waitress, also show up. “Kaarle Aho is not only my long-time Finnish coproducer, with whose support I made my most successful documentaries, but also a great writer. On the other hand, the Bulgarian director Konstantin Bojanov also proved himself in creative writing. The idea was to show the life difficulties of a middle-aged little man, born and grown up in a remote Bulgarian village during communism, and the risks he undertakes while trying to survive among the new challenges of democracy”, Hristov told FNE. The feature is being staged by Finnish production company Making Movies Oy represented by Kaarle Aho and by Hristov’s Soul Food (Bulgaria). The project is supported by the Finnish Film Foundation, the Bulgarian National Film Center and Eurimages.

www.mamo.fi

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Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film for GREAT FREEDOM

Locarno Film Festival

Among the award-winners we count the following films by EAVE graduates:

  • BROTHERHOOD produced by EAVE graduates Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan receives the Pardo d'Oro for best film in Concorso Cineasti del presente
  • NO ONE'S WITH THE CALVES by Sabrina Sarabi produced by EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann received Best Actress award (Saskia Rosendahl)
  • EAVE and TTB project HOLY EMY produced by EAVE graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros and EAVE+ graduate Mathieu Bompoint received a special mention in the Swatch First Feature Award
  • HOW TO KILL A CLOUD, co-produced by EAVE graduate Ulrik Gutkin received Premio Zonta Club Locarno - for a film with the best expression of social commitment
  • EAVE project A THOUSAND FIRES produced by EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, Palmyre Badinier, Joram Willink and May Odeh received the Marco Zucchi Award
  • JUJU STORIES produced by EAVE graduate Oge Obasi received the Boccalino d'oro Award for Best Film presented by the Independent Critics
  • HINTERLAND produced by EAVE graduate Olivier Neumann won the Locarno Piazza Grande Prix du public

www.pardo.ch

 

Eurimages

  • FORGET THE OCEAN, WHY NOT TRY SURFING THESE INSANE RIVER WAVES by Marko Grba Singh, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovovic of Non-Aligned Films, won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award presented at the CineLink Co-Production Market. The Jury consisting of Ada Solomon (Microfilm, RO), Yorgos Tsourgiannis (Horsefly Productions, GR) and Els Hendrix (DE) for Eurimages chose to reward “both the original take on the themes of enduring racism and xenophobia and the bold narrative approach – combining and challenging the format aspects of both documentary and fiction – to tell the timeless love story between Gordana and Mahinder”.  

https://www.coe.int/en/web/eurimages/-/eurimages-co-production-development-awards-in-2021

 

New Horizons International Film Festival

The Grand Prix of the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw was awarded to:

  • THEO AND THE METAMORPHOSIS by Damien Odoul, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas received a Honorable Mention.

Polish Days

  • WOMAN ON THE ROOF by Anna Jadowska, producers: EAVE graduates Maria Blicharska, Anna-Maria Kantarius received the Screen International Award and the No Problemo Music award
  • ROVING WOMAN by Michal Chmielewski, producer: PUENTES graduate Marta Lewandowska received the No Problemo Music award
  • Marta Szarzynska of Kinhouse Studio won the Polish Film Institute scholarship for the EAVE 2022 Producers Workshop as part of the New Horizons Studio+ program at the Polish New Horizons Festival.

www.nowehoryzonty.pl

 

Transilvania International Film Festival

  • OTTO THE BARBARIAN by Ruxandra Ghitescu, producer: EAVE graduate Iuliana Tarnovetchi won the Romanian Days Award for Best Feature Film at the Transilvania International Film Festival.

www.tiff.ro

 

Sarajevo Film Festival

  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann wins the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film and the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic wins the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Director
  • LANDSCAPES OF RESISTANCE by Marta Popivoda, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovovic wins the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi wins the Special Award for the Promotion of Gender Equality
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann wins the CICAE Award
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa wins the Cineuropa Award

CineLink Co-Production Market awards

  • HESITATION WOUND by Selman Nacar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille wins the Film Center Montenegro CineLink Award
  • A BALLAD by Aida Begic, producer: EAVE graduate Adis Djapo wins the TRT Award
  • EAVE project CITIZEN SAINT by Tinatin Kajrishvili, producers: EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin & Boris Chouchkov wins the CineLink Iridium Award
  • HOOKED by Adrian Sitaru, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci wins the Croatian Audiovisual Center Drama Award
  • JINX created by Kristian Novak, Producer: EAVE graduate Danijel Pek wins the TV Drama Vision Pitch Award

www.sff.ba

 

Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund

  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel won the Andreas Award, the Ecumenical film prize at the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund.

www.filmfestivalen.no

 

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

  • AS FAR AS I CAN WALK by Stefan Arsenijevic, producers: EAVE graduate Miroslav Mogorović, EAVE and TTB graduate  Gilles Chanial, EAVE+ graduates Borislav Chouchkov and Kestutis Drazdauskas wins the Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Actor and Special Jury Mention for Cinematography, the Ecumenical jury award and the Europa Cinemas label award
  • EVERY SINGLE MINUTE by Erika Hnikova, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny wins Special Jury Prize
  • NÖ by Dietrich Brüggemann, producer: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon wins Best Director
  • THE STAFFROOM by Sonja Tarokiv, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic wins Special Jury Mention and Ecumenical jury commendation
  • WARS by Nicolas Roy, producer: EAVE+ graduate Nicolas Comeau wins Best Actress
  • INTENSIVE LIFE UNIT by Adéla Komrzý, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Kubečková wins Special Jury Mention and FEDEORA jury special mention
  • B’EST Project OTAR’S DEATH by Ioseb 'Soso' Bliadze, producer: B’EST and EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau wins the FEDEORA award

Eastern Promises

  • VICTIM by Michal Blasko, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Januskova Kubeckova wins the Works in Progress TRT Award
  • A PIECE OF SKY by Michael Koch, produced by EAVE + graduate Christof Neracher wins the First Cut+ TRT Award
  • TINA & MEGI by Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau wins the Works in Progress Karlovy Vary IFF Award
  • THE BOMBER by by Pauls Kesteris, producer: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grūbe wins the Works in Development - Connecting Cottbus Award
  • THE HATCHER by Grzegorz Molda, producer: EAVE graduate Izabela Igel wins the Sub-Ti Award

www.kviff.com

 

PriFest

  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub wins Best Balkan Feature Film and Annual Achievement Award
  • FULL MOON by Nermin Hamzagic, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo & EAVE graduate Adis Djapo wins Best Balkan Actor (Alban Ukaj) and it is the FIPRESCI Winner of Balkan Competition

https://prifest.org

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EFA Feature Film Selection 2021 announced!

European Film Awards 2021

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced the EFA Feature Film Selection 2021. Due to Covid-19 and the related restrictions the announcement comes in two steps: 40 films, together with 15 documentary films in the first part have been announced now, the second part will be in September.

The selected Feature Films:

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ and PUENTES graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sára László, co-producers: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski 
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu  
  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy

Documentary Films

  • ALL-IN! by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • THE FIRST 54 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producers: EAVE graduates Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen

www.europeanfilmawards.eu

 

German Film Prize 2021

  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon is nominated for Best Documentary
  • VEINS OF THE WORLD by Byambasuren Davaa, producer: EAVE participant Tobias N. Siebert is nominated for Best Children’s Movie

 

Nordic Council Film Prize 2021

  • ANY DAY NOW by Hamy Ramezan, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker

www.norden.org

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QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? in Swiss, German and Danish cinemas

In French cinemas

 

  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart. August 11.

www.versusproduction.com

 

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot. August 11.

www.lemmingfilm.com

 

  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier. August 25.

www.redballoon-film.de

 

 

In Belgian cinemas

 

  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel. August 4.

www.kwassa.be

 

  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart. August 11.

www.versusproduction.com

 

  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. August 11.

www.frakas.be

 

 

In UK cinemas

 

  • THE FEVER by Maya Da-Rin, producer: EAVE graduate Leonardo Mecchi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach

www.komplizenfilm.de

 

 

In Dutch cinemas

 

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. August 19. 

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. August 28.

www.frakas.be

 

 

In Swiss cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. August 5. 

www.digitalcube.ro

 

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine. August 18.

www.lavafilms.pl

 

 

In Austrian cinemas

 

  • VOR MIR DER SÜDEN by EAVE graduate Pepe Danquart. August 28.

 www.freibeuterfilm.at

 

  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli. August 20.

www.itc2000.it

 

 

In German cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. August 5. 

www.digitalcube.ro

 

  • DIE ROTE KAPELLE by Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, producer: EAVE graduates Joachim Ortmanns, Isabelle Truc. August 6.

www.iotaproduction.com

 

  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli. August 20.

www.itc2000.it

 

  • SOUS LES ÉTOILES DE PARIS by Claus Drexel, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri. August 19.

www.manekifilms.com

 

 

In Danish cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. August 25. 

www.digitalcube.ro

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EAVE project A THOUSAND FIRES opens Locarno Critics’ Week

Frontières International Co-Production Market (August 3 – 6)

  • EVE'S CALL by Jenni Toivoniemi, producers: EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt, EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi
  • SNOWFLAKES by Faye Jackson, producer: EAVE graduate Brendan McCarthy
  • THIRST by Meloni Poole, producer: EAVE graduate Alex Thiele
  • HOT SPOT by Agnieszka Smoczynska, producer: EAVE graduate Beata Rzezniczek
  • UNTITLED MONSTER MOVIE by Bill Watterson, producer: EAVE graduate Mathis Stale Mathisen

https://frontieresmarket.com/en/coproduction-market/2021

 

Locarno Film Festival (August 4 – 14)

Piazza Grande

  • HINTERLAND by Stefan Ruzowitzky, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • MONTE VERITÁ by Stefan Jäger, co-producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder

Concorso internazionale

  • THE RIVER by Ghassan Salhab, co-producer: EAVE group leader and EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • HEAVENS ABOVE by Srdjan Dragojevic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • PETITE SOLANGE by Axelle Ropert, producer: B’EST graduate Charlotte Vincent

Concorso Cineasti del Presente

  • EAVE and TTB project HOLY EMY by Araceli Lemos, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros and EAVE+ graduate Mathieu Bompoint
  • BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan
  • NO ONE'S WITH THE CALVES by Sabrina Sarabi, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • STREAMS by Mehdi Hmili, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • TTB project WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Manatad, co-producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • ZAHORI by Mari Alessandrini, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dominga Sotomayor

Pardi di Domani

  • CARICATURANA by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • HAPPINESS IS A JOURNEY by Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE by Siyou Tan, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Fran Borgia

Fuori concorso

  • FROM THE PLANET OF THE HUMANS by Giovanni Cioni, producers: EAVE graduates Enrica Capra, Isabelle Truc

Open Doors

  • TTB project MANTA RAY Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril

Panorama Suisse

  • ATLAS by Niccolo Castelli, co-producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresta-Dino

Critics' Week

  • EAVE project A THOUSAND FIRES by Saeed Taji Farouky, opening film, producers: EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, Palmyre Badinier, Joram Willink, May Odeh
  • HOW TO KILL A CLOUD by Tuija Halttunen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ulrik Gutkin

www.pardolive.ch

 

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (August 5 – 22)

  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi

http://miff.com.au/

 

Dokufest Prizren (August 6 – 14)

  • BELLUM – THE DEMON OF WAR by David Herdies & Georg Götmark, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • FAITH AND BRANKO by Catherine Harte, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Van Houwelingen
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • RECONCILIATION by Marija Zidar, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • THE FIRST 54 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producers: EAVE graduates Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen

https://dokufest.com

 

New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw (August 12 – 22)

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy 
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax (opening film), co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland  
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • BLISS by Henrika Kull, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • FUCKING WITH NOBODY by Hannaleena Hauru, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producers: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sára László, co-producers: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • TASTE by Le Bao, co-producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forêts
  • THEO AND THE METAMORPHOSIS by Damien Odoul, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach 
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • ULBOLSYN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille

Polish Days

  • FEARS by Lukasz Ronduda, Lukasz Gutt, producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma
  • LIPSTICK ON THE GLASS by Kuba Czekaj, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik
  • STILLBORN by Olga Chajdas, producers: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska
  • WOMAN ON THE ROOF by Anna Jadowska, producers: EAVE graduates Maria Blicharska, Anna-Maria Kantarius
  • SHE by Agnieszka Zwiefka, producer: EAVE graduate Izabela Igel
  • EAVE project OTHER PEOPLE by Aleksandra Terpińska, producer: EAVE graduate Beata Rzezniczek
  • MY WONDERFUL LIFE by Łukasz Grzegorzek, producer: EAVE graduate Natalia Grzegorzek
  • ROVING WOMAN by Michal Chmielewski, producer: PUENTES graduate Marta Lewandowska
  • IMAGO by Olga Chajdas, producers: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska
  • WHACK A MOLE by Pat Howl, producer: TTB graduate Joanna Tatko

www.nowehoryzonty.pl

 

Sarajevo Film Festival (August 13 – 20)

Feature Film Competition

  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic produced by EAVE graduates Danijel Pek and Katarina Prpic, co-produced by EAVE graduates Jozko Rutar, Miha Cernec and Zdenka Gold
  • WOMEN DO CRY by Mina Mileva, EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher

Documentary Competition

  • LANDSCAPES OF RESISTANCE by Marta Popivoda, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovovic
  • RECONCILIATION by Marija Zidar, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • SOLDAT AHMET by Jannis Lenz, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun

CineLink Co-production Market

  • EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH YOU by Ursa Menart, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • GAMBIT by Konstantin Bojanov, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • HESITATION WOUND by Selman Nacar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille 
  • MAN IN A BLUE SWEATER by Teymur Hajiyev, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau 
  • WAVES by Marko Grba Singh, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovović 

Cinelink Drama

  • HOOKED by Adrian Sitaru, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci 
  • TRIXY by EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu, producer: Matei Truta
  • JINX created by Kristian Novak, producer: EAVE graduate Danijel Pek 
  • DOUBLE'S DILEMMA created by Esra Saydam, Mauricio Leiva-Cock, producer: PUENTES graduate Juan Diego Villegas

Cinelink Work-in-Progress

  • A CUP OF COFFEE AND NEW SHOES ON by Gentian Koci, co-producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou
  • EAVE project CITIZEN SAINT by by Tinatin Kajrishvili, producer: EAVE graduate Lasha Khalvashi
  • MEN OF DEEDS by Paul Negoescu, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci
  • WAKE ME by Marko Šantić, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar

www.sff.ba/en

 

Odesa International Film Festival (August 14 – 21)

Selected for the Industry section of the festival:

Pitching

  • THE TWINS: EAVE graduate Wanda Adamik Hrycova and EAVE+ graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas

Work in Progress

  • ROMA: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström

https://oiff.com.ua/en

 

SANFIC Chile (August 15 – 22)

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

https://sanfic.com

 

Hong Kong International Film Festival (August 17 – 30)

Gala Presentation

  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli

Firebird Award

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi

Masters and Auteurs

  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • YELLOW CAT by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • ULBOLSYN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille

World Cinema

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • THE FEVER by Myay Da Rin, producer: EAVE graduate PUENTES graduate Leonardo Mecchi, co-producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • GHOST TROPIC by Bas Devos, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak

Documentaries 

  • ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER by Andrej A. Tarkovskij, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Kropenin
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

Kaleidoscope

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen

www.hkiff.org.hk

 

Edinburgh Film Festival (August 18-29)

Special Preview Screening

  • EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE by Jonathan Butterrell, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Carlton

UK Premiere - Feautures

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • EUROPA by Haider Rashid, producer: Interchange graduate Abdullah Boushahri, EAVE MW graduate Stefano Mutolo
  • EVEN MICE BELONG IN HEAVEN by Jan Bubeníček, producers: EAVE graduates Alexandre Charlet and Vladimir Lhotak
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producer: EAVE and MW graduate Annabella Nezri
  • MARTYR’S LANE by Ruth Platt, producer: EAVE graduate Christine Alderson
  • SKIES OF LEBANON by Chloé Mazlo, line producer: EAVE graduate Marios Piperides

UK Premiere – Documentaries

  • WALK WITH ANGELS by Tomasz Wysokiński, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus

https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/

 

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (August 20 – 28)

Crystal Globe Competition

  • AS FAR AS I CAN WALK by Stefan Arsenijevic, producers: EAVE graduate Miroslav Mogorović, EAVE and TTB graduate  Gilles Chanial, EAVE+ graduates Borislav Chouchkov and Kestutis Drazdauskas
  • BIRD ATLAS by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • EVERY SINGLE MINUTE by Erika Hnikova, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • LE PRINCE by Lisa Bierwirth, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • NÖ by Dietrich Brüggemann, producer: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon
  • SAVING ONE WHO WAS DEAD by Václav Kadrnka, co-producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovakia Katarína Krnáčová
  • THE STAFFROOM by Sonja Tarokiv, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic
  • WARS by Nicolas Roy, producer: EAVE+ graduate Nicolas Comeau

East of the West Competition

  • AFTER THE WINTER by Ivan Bakrač, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • B’EST Project OTAR’S DEATH by Ioseb 'Soso' Bliadze, producer: B’EST and EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau
  • DEAR ONES by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Kurzydlo
  • INTENSIVE LIFE UNIT by Adéla Komrzý, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Kubečková
  • PATCHWORK by Petros Charalambous, producer: EAVE graduate Marios Piperides
  • ROOTS by Tea Lukač, producer: EAVE MW graduate Andrijana Sofranić Šućur
  • RUNNER by Andrius Blaževičius, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • TWO SHIPS by Jan Foukal, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Ondrej Zima
  • WILD ROOTS by Hajni Kis, producer: EAVE graduates Júlia Berkes and Balázs Zachar, executive producer: EAVE, EAVE+ graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktória Petrányi

Special Screenings

  • BRIGHTON 4TH by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova
  • MY SUNNY MAAD by Michaela Pavlátová, co-producer: MW graduate Peter Badac
  • RECONSTRUCTION OF OCCUPATION by Jan Šikl, producer: EAVE graduate Alice Tabery
  • SUSPICION by Michal Blasko, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Januskova Kubeckova

Horizons

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • AMPARO by Simon Mesa Soto, co-producers: EAVE graduates David Herdies, Martin Heisler
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • DAWN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop Project LAMB by Valdimar Jóhannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • EVEN MICE BELONG IN HEAVEN by Denisa Grimmová, Jan Bubeníček, producer: Vladimír Lhoták
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ and PUENTES graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • HOUSE ARREST by Alexey German Jr., producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine, line producer: Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN by Tatiana Huezo, producers: PUENTES graduate Nicolás Celís López
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Włodarski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic,  associate producers: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt and PUENTES and EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs
  • THE INTRUDER by Natalia Meta, producer: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech
  • THE NEST by Sean Durkin, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • THE SEA AHEAD by Ely Dagher, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland, associate producer: Interchange and EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • THE TALE OF KING CRAB by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis, producer: PUENTES graduates Agustina Costa Varsi, Ezequiel Borovinsky
  • TSUGUA DIARIES by Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes, producer: TTB and EAVE graduate Filipa Reis
  • WOMAN DO CRY by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB & EAVE graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

Imagina

  • TASTE by Le Bao, co-producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forêts

www.kviff.com

 

Haugesund - The Norwegian International Film Festival  (August 21 – 27)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • A TASTE OF HUNGER by Christoffer Boe, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • HERSELF by Phyllida Lloyd, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE participant and EAVE+ gtraduate Gints Grube
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

Nordic Co-production Market

  • FOUR LITTLE ADULTS by Selma Vilhunen, producers: EAVE graduates Venla Hellstedt, Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi
  • JE’ VIDA by Katja Gauriloff, producer: EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll
  • STORMSKERRY MAJA by Tiina Lymi, producer: EAVE graduate Jukka Helle, Markus Selin

Works in Progress

  • THE EMIGRANTS by Erik Poppe, producer: EAVE graduate Fredrik Wikström Nicastro
  • THE GOOD DRIVER by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho, Kai Nordberg
  • OMERTA 6/12 by Aku Louhimies, producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä
  • SAGRES by Lovisa Sirén, producer: EAVE graduate and Swedish National Coordinator Julia Gebauer
  • SO DAMN EASY GOING by Christoffer Sandler, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström

https://filmfestivalen.no

 

Filmfestival Kitzbühel (August 23 – 29)

  • EVA-MARIA by Lukas Ladner, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • FIRES IN THE DARK by Dominique Lienhard, producer: PUENTES graduate Anthony Rey
  • MADISON by Kim Strobl, producer: EAVE President Danny Krausz
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • SOLDAT AHMET by Jannis Lenz, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun

http://ffkb.at/en/

 

Film Francophone d’Angoulême (August 24 – 29)

  • EAVE project MON LÉGIONNAIRE by Rachel Lang, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland and Jérémy Forni
  • LA VRAIE FAMILLE by Fabien Gorgeart, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean de Forêts
  • LES INTRANQUILLES by Joachim Lafosse, producers: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduates Alexandre Gavras, Anton Iffland Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau

www.filmfrancophone.fr

 

PriFest (August 24 – 29)

Balkans Film Competition

  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • FULL MOON by Nermin Hamzagic, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo & EAVE graduate Adis Djapo

Global International Film Competition

  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICAN by Thor Klein, producer: EAVE graduate Lena Vurma, Joanna Szymanska
  • THE CLUB OF ANGELS by Angelo Defanti, producer: PUENTES graduate Barbara Defanti, EAVE+ graduate Pandora da Cunha Telles

Special Screenings

  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi

https://prifest.org

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@EAVE+, September 21 - 26, Luxembourg (LU)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp, EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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08:15 – 08:55 CEST

19:30 – 21:00 CEST

MONDAYS: In-Person classes at Tagtigall in Berlin

18:30 – 20:00 CEST

20:30 – 22:00 CEST

 

Discounted price for the EAVE graduates:

  • 50 Euro for a 10-class card (40 min)
  • 100 Euro for a 10-class card (90 min)

 

Please register by email: yogatanika@gmail.com

Thanks!

Hope to see you on the yoga mat soon!

Namaste,

Tanika

More info: https://www.yogatanika.de/

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Extended deadline for applications for TIES THAT BIND 2021!

Extended deadline for applications for TIES THAT BIND 2021!

The call for applications for the next edition of TIES THAT BIND Asia - Europe Co-Production Workshop in 2021 is extended until 3 September 2021.

What is TTB?

TIES THAT BIND is the leading training programme for European-Asian co-production. The participants will work with top-notch industry professionals from both continents. The sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, public and private financing in the two regions, pitching, marketing and distribution. They will meet leading Asian and European sales agents, funders and potential co-producers during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in Singapore and the FOCUS ASIA in Udine.

Target Group

TTB is targeted at European & Asian producers focusing on project development. We will select 5 European and 5 Asian producers. In addition to feature fiction films, we are open to TV series or animation fiction films in development. We encourage you to bring your directors to the workshop.

We also welcome applications of European professionals interested in working with Asia such as sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives, or European producers who wish to focus on their career development. We will select 5 career participants to be an active part of the group. In order to benefit from all aspects of the programme, they will be able to partner with project participants and attend the meetings with the experts and decision makers together.

2 Workshops

Workshop 1 will take place at the end of November/ beginning of December 2021 in Singapore (TBC) during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum & Asia TV Forum & Market.

Workshop 2 will take place at the end of April/ beginning of May 2022 in Udine, Italy, within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival & FOCUS ASIA.

“TIES THAT BIND offers a terrific way of learning and seeing things from another perspective in collaboration with skilled and experienced professionals from different territories with a relevant experience in their own industry.”

Geremia Biagiotti, Intramovies (IT), Ties That Bind 2020

“TIES THAT BIND is a great way for Asian and European producers to meet and learn from each other. It's also a huge help in shaping and forming my project to meet the needs of the international market.”

Alemberg Ang, Daluyong Studios (PH), Ties That Bind 2020

Find out all about the application criteria and regulations on the EAVE website: https://eave.org/programmes/ties-that-bind-2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 3 September 2021

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by the middle of October 2021.

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Aurora Media Holdings. TIES THAT BIND is held in conjunction with Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore.

For more information please contact:

EAVE Coordinator - Tanika Sajatovic: tanika@eave.org

www.eave.org, www.tiesthatbind.eu

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Working in a circle - an exclusive Interview with EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki

Jussi Rantamäki (Aamu Film Company, Finland) about winning the Grand Prix in Cannes, shooting Compartment No. 6 in moving trains and smuggling film material over the Russian border.

photo: © Arsen Sarkisiants

 

EAVE: Congratulations for the Grand Prix in Cannes! Winning in Cannes is nothing new for you, you won already the Un Certain Regard award with The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, but the Grand Prix is certainly something different. How do you feel?

Jussi Rantamäki: Well, it has now been one and a half weeks since we won, and I think I am starting to settle from the clouds back to the earth. Even though we won with the same director Un Certain Regard 5 years ago, and the Cinéfondation section 11 years ago, but it’s still always surprising. I think for us the first win was that we actually got into the Competition, because we realized that we might have a chance after winning Un Certain Regard. After being there in Competition and having the standing ovation for 10 minutes and the great reviews, we had the feeling to have it all, and this prize was just the cherry on the top.

What do you think, does the Grand Prix make your future work easier or is it getting more complicated?

I think in a way easier…. Juho Kuosmanen, the director, has had the biggest pressure when he had won the Cinéfondation section and he knew that his debut feature would be in the official selection somewhere. Then he had about a year when he couldn’t write and when he was thinking that nothing is good enough for Cannes and that whatever he now does will be a disappointment. But after he lived through that and actually made a film about it, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, which was about these expectations and pressure, after that everything became easier.

In a way it’s never easy because making films is not like building houses, once you’ve made a house, you can just build the same one again, or maybe change it a little bit or make it a little better. Of course we all know in the film industry that even though how great a film you’ve made, you’ll always start again from the beginning and in the beginning there is nothing. And you just have to come up with a gut feeling or an idea. In any case the artistic process is always the same: even though you won the prizes, in the beginning there is nothing. You learn that there will be those difficult moments when you doubt the film, but you will get over it. Something like that you can learn, but otherwise not much.

And how is it from the producer’s point of view?

I think, we will now have so many good and solid distribution partners after these two films all over the world, which will make distributing the next film easier. Financing might also be easier, but we have already good long-term partnerships in a couple of countries, collaborations like with ARTE Germany. ARTE has been part in both feature films that we’ve made with this director. It’s more about continuing that collaboration.

COMPARTMENT NO. 6 © 2021 Sami Kuokkanen, Aamu Film Company

 

You have co-produced the film with EAVE graduates Riina Sildos, Natalia Drozd and Jamila Wenske. Was that a natural choice for you to work with these three?

Yes, Jamila was an old partner. We did The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki also with her, so it was a good match and we wanted to continue. That was kind of reward of the history. The other partners came because the film takes place in Russia and I didn’t know anything about co-producing with Russia or shooting in Russia. But I knew that Riina knows quite a lot about it, so we started with Riina and the screenwriters also came from Estonia. And then through Riina, because I knew that she had lots of organized meetings at Baltic Event with Russian producers and with producers from other parts of Europe, so she was the match for us to hook up with Natalia Drozd. Riina felt she was the only option for this kind of film. So with Jamila we have a history and the other 2 co-producers came because they were right for this project.

… because the film takes place in Russia?

Yes, the film takes place in a Russian train and we wanted to shoot the film in Russia, so we needed the right people to help us do that.

And your co-producers were in the project from very early on?

Riina was there really early. Riina actually called me because a friend of her from Finland read the novel by Rosa Liksom – the film is the adaptation of her novel – and he had called Riina so that Riina should option this book, that she should make a movie about it. Riina had asked for tips for good Finnish books. So Riina tried to option it, but she heard that we have already optioned it. And then she called me – we knew each other actually from EAVE. She was not yet a group leader back then, in 2013, but she was one of the professionals there, she took part in one or two workshops.

She thought that Natalia Drozd would be the best option as a producer from Russia, because she knew her?

Yes, she knows many Russian producers and for this kind of film and for European arthouse she felt that Natalia is the first option. They have co-produced together – they have a history together (Riina and Natalia have been working on EAVE’s programme B’EST together). We met Natalia at the Berlin Co-production Market and she was the last producer to come on board.

Unfortunately, I haven’t seen the film, so I don’t know too much about it… but the film is shot on a train. How did you manage that? I learned that you rented trains?

When you read the script or the novel, you see that it takes place in a train all the time. But in our film the train actually stops quite many times and a part of the action also takes place outside the train. The third act is set in Murmansk, where they have already left the train. So less than half of the film is actually in the train, in the cabin. But this is still quite much. We had 3 train wagons: one with the compartments, one open compartment with beds, and then the restaurant car. We shot a lot in the moving train, mostly in St. Petersburg, in this train yard where we could drive around. Up north we also had a train (in the story they go up north from Moscow to Murmansk) so that we could shoot also those snowy sceneries. And sometimes the train had stopped, so that in some scenes it isn’t moving, because it is quite difficult to shoot in a moving train. But when you do the basis right in the first couple of scenes and you see that the train is actually really moving, after that when you set it up, it’s easy to do night shots without the train even moving. Just move the lamps outside and have some snow in the windows, etc. But in the first scene in the train, it is actually moving!

So the viewer doesn’t realise that it doesn’t move?

Many people said: I thought you were crazy when you said that you were shooting in a moving train. But I realized that it was the only option. And actually it was not being shot completely on a moving train… – it’s just set up in the beginning.

I read somewhere that it is the third biggest amount of employees in the Russian railroad, I mean it’s a huge company! To get the right person on the phone or in the email…. And when you drive from St Petersburg to Moscow, they are different regions, with different people to give permission to the trucks, different people who give permissions to the train wagons… our Russian line producer had to work for hours and hours on it or even days. And when we started shooting, we had no price of how much it’s going to cost. The gap was from something decent into something astronomic… at a time we were prepared to pay more than we had thought. In the end it was expensive, but it wasn’t as expensive as we have feared.

COMPARTMENT NO. 6 © 2021 Sami Kuokkanen, Aamu Film Company

 

You said you had some difficulties with shooting in Russia, with the production in Russia – was it mainly because of the train or were there other problems?

The crew was super professional; they do Hollywood films and all that stuff. Of course there is a bit of a language barrier, so we had to have some people who speak English. In the end it went well, there was nothing difficult with that, but of course when you are constantly moving and changing the city, always going to a new location, to a new hotel, that’s not easy in any production.

Have you been to Russia before?

Yes, it is our neighbouring country. Not in Murmansk, but in Moscow or in St Petersburg.

So Russia was not so new for you?

No. But they have this strange old legislation from the KGB era, accordingly you cannot take film material across the border, from Russia to another country. We did the whole film development in Russia’s MosFilm, but in the end we needed some special development for the film, we had to smuggle the film material with us to Finland. And it was also the time when COVID had just hit the fans. Borders were already closed, and we had a trunk full of illegal film material… I don’t know if people actually care about it, but it is illegal.

You shot on 35 mm material?

Yes, it was really material that had to be sent.

Sounds like the former iron curtain times with spies and agents… How important were your co-producers from EAVE for the project?

From these co-producers, Riina is the only one that I met actually at EAVE. All of them have done EAVE, but we’ve met through other routes. But of course, Riina was crucial because she provided the screenwriter and she provided immediate contacts to Russia. The previous film, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki was co-produced by Nicklas Wikström Nicastro from Sweden who was with me in my EAVE group.

But knowing that they are all from EAVE, was that something that has brought a basic understanding?

Yes, I think it’s always like a stamp of approval of this certain community. Of course, it’s useful. In the end it’s about personal contact, what kind of people they are, what are their strengths and weaknesses, what they can bring to the table for the project. It’s not only money, it’s more the network and expertise and what are they good at, to make a good combination.

… or just knowing a country very well because they come from there.

Definitely. This film could not have been made without a Russian producer. Of course, there are production service companies in Russia, but it was clear that with Natalia we managed to get the best one. There was also this back up from a Russian producer who knew the service providers. And there is also this personal connection to them which is I think crucial.

COMPARTMENT NO. 6 © 2021 Sami Kuokkanen, Aamu Film Company

 

Do you have a new project in mind? Are you working on a new project?

I work with 4 fiction directors, actually we know each other from teen age, and we are from the same town. With Juho Kuosmanen we have something in development, nothing yet to be announced, but surely it could be shot in two years. Then I am in post-production with Mikko Myllylahti. He participated at EAVE with me because he was the screenwriter of The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki – which was my EAVE project. We are now in post-production with his debut as a director: The Woodcutter Story. Jamila Wenske is also a co-producer in that one. It will be ready perhaps by the end of the year or early next year.

The other 2 directors are now developing. Hamy Ramezan premiered at Berlinale this year, after his fresh film he is now developing a new one. Hannaleena Hauru‘s film premiered last year in Venice. With these 4 we are heavily on premiering and in post-production and then starting again development.

So you are working in a circle?

Yes. But it means that we won’t shoot anything in a half a year or in a year.

When did you shoot Compartment no. 6? During COVID time?

Just before covid, we started in February. When we ended the shooting, the Finnish-Russian border had already been closed for maybe 8 days. It was the first heavy hitting of COVID when no one knew how long it would last, when there was this shock of closing the borders. So, we just managed to shoot the film.

You were lucky, so to say.

We were lucky and we were also patient. The crew was patient and not panicking. The situation in Murmansk and in North Russia wasn’t there yet. It was more in the big cities in the south, in Central Europe… Later on, with the statistics we knew that we were quite safe but it’s difficult to feel calm when borders are closing and people start locking themselves in their homes everywhere in Europe. But we still managed to shoot the film and come back home. Then everything went really quiet.

How was it in Finland? Were you working in home office for a long time?

We’ve had a lockdown from March until summer, summer was open and autumn went quite well, then we’ve had half a lockdown this winter and spring, but cinemas hadn’t opened completely yet even though the infection numbers have been good all the time. A couple of times numbers have gone up but then down straightaway. We haven’t had many deaths on this disease. Of course, everyone is really anxious on getting the cinemas open and lots of films are waiting to get released.

In Germany the cinemas have opened and I have been to cinema lately twice… that was nice.

It was also crazy with Compartment No. 6… For the last 15 months I have been to cinemas maybe five times and there were about 8 people or less because of restrictions. And then the first time you go to cinema with your own film, Cannes premiere, and there are 2300 bookings, people sitting side by side, and the reactions and the standing ovations, it was a lot of emotion… already being in a real full house cinema after 15 months was overwhelming.

 

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TTB project WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE receives funding

World Cinema Fund

The World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury has made their selection out of 201 submissions and awarded production funds. Two of the selected films are produced by EAVE graduates.

WCF Production Funding

  • REAS by Lola Arias, producers: EAVE graduates Gema Juárez Allen, Ingmar Trost

WCF Europe

  • OLFA’S DAUGHTERS by Kaouther Ben Hania, producer: EAVE PCP DUBAI graduate Habib Attia

www.berlinale.de

 

Netherlands Film Fund

The Netherlands Film Production Incentive supports 35 productions including 22 feature films, 5 documentaries, 1 animated feature film, 6 drama series and 1 documentary series, as well as 22 international co-productions. Among them:

  • APOLLO by Aaron Rookus, producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel
  • BIGMAN by Ineke Houtman, producers: EAVE graduates Reinier Selen, Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab
  • CLOSE by Lukas Dhont, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, co-producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel
  • DROPPING by Diederik van Rooijen, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • FORTRESS by Jessica Woodworth, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Brosens, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum, EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin
  • HET HERRIEHOFJE by Meikeminne Clinckspoor, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • SWEET DREAMS by Ena Sendijarivic, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • TOTEM by Sander Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts
  • UNDER THE NAKED SKY by Lilian Sijbesma, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen de Waele

www.filmfonds.nl

 

Hubert Bals Fund

The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announced the recipients of the HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production Support scheme for 2021:

  • HORIZONTE by César Acevedo, producer: EAVE graduate Diana Bustamante
  • PIERCE by Nelicia Low, producer: EAVE participant Anna Stylinska
  • THANK YOU FOR BANKING WITH US by Laila Abbas, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
  • ZE by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent

https://iffr.com

 

Moin Film Fund

The Moin Film Fund (formerly Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein) supports two films made by EAVE graduates:

  • BORA BORA by Albert Serra, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Deckert
  • FRISCH by Damian John Harper, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator, TTB group leader and EAVE National Coordinator for Germany Jonas Weydemann 

www.ffhsh.de

 

Wallimages

Wallimages supports THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND by Sam Gabarski, producers: EAVE graduate Sebastien Delloye, EAVE+ Head of Studies and group leader Jani Thiltges

www.wallimage.be

 

Lithuanian Film Centre

The- Lithuanian Film Centre has announced production and development grants for its first Session in 2021. Among them:

  • MÜZA by Agne Marcinkeviciute, producer: EAVE graduate Zivile Gallego 
  • NUTIRPUSIO LEDO LYGA by Emilija Petkunaite, producer: EAVE graduate and Lithuanian National Coordinator Dagne Vildziunaite

www.lkc.lt/en

 

Wallonia-Brussels Federation Commission

The first 2021 session of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Commission gave its support to 56 film projects, including 21 features.

  • LARGO WINCH: LE PRIX DE’ARGENT by Olivier Masset-Depasse, producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jaques Bronckart
  • INTEGRATION INCH’ALLAH by Pablo Munoz Gomez, producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jaques Bronckart
  • JARDIN EN LLAMAS by Valentina Maurel, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • CLOSE by Lukas Dhont, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, co-producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel
  • MALDOROR by Fabrice du Welz, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • PARRICIDE by Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • GARIBOU by Cissé Seydou, producer: EAVE graduate Aurelien Bodinaux
  • SLIP by Elodie Beaumont, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • A LA RECHERCHE DE LA BITE MAGIQUE by Nina Vanspranghe, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • KIKA by Alexandrine Jan, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • LA VERRIERE by Sung-A Yoon-Borgeaud, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • LE CHAMP DE BATAILLE by Olivier Masset-Depasse, producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jaques Bronckart
  • MARGUERITE by Sophie Muselle, Guérin van de Vorst, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • UN CONTE MERVEILLEUSE by Ann Sirot, Antoine Cuypers, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • SUNSHINE by Chloé Léonil, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman
  • ALLAH N’EST PAS OBLIGÉ by Najjar Zaven, producers: EAVE graduates Anne-Laure Guegan, Geraldine Sprimont
  • LES DAMNÉS NE PLEURENT PAS by Fyzal Boulifa, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • DUST by Anke Blondé, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS by Nina Degraeve, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • L'AMAZONE by Emilie Marechal, producer: EAVE graduates Anne-Laure Guegan, Geraldine Sprimont
  • LE PARADOXE DU STRESS by Marie Mandy, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • RASHID, JEUNESS À SINJAR by Jasna Krajinovic , producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes

https://audiovisuel.cfwb.be

 

TorinoFilmLab

The TorinoFilmLab has announced its 4 winners of the 2021 TFL Funds, among them:

TFL Co-production Fund

  • PUAN by Maria Alché and Benjamin Naishtat, producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Sarasola Day, Giovanni Pompili

TFL Audience Design Fund

  • BASTARD. THE LEGACY OF A CRIMINAL by Pepe Rovano, producer: EAVE graduate Stefano Tealdi
  • DAUGHTER OF RAGE by Laura Baumeister, co-producer EAVE graduate Dag Hoel
  • TTB project WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Manatad, producer: TTB group leader, EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann

www.torinofilmlab.it

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EAVE project DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot is in production

  • LAST DANCE by Delphine Lehericey, co-producers: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont, EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guégan started shooting. The feature is produced by Box Productions and co-produced by Need Productions. Germain, a 75 year old man living a contemplative retirement, enjoying an indecent idleness fed by a slight misanthropy. Lise, his wife of 50 years, takes care of everything at home, and happily fills her diary with artistic and charitable activities. The day Lise suddenly dies, Germain’s life is invaded by his family, who imposes on him a surveillance that he would gladly do without. 

www.needproductions.com

 

  • CLOSE by Lukas Dhont, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, co-producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel is in production. CLOSE follows the disruption of two 13-year-old boys’ friendship, which makes one seek comfort with the other’s mother. Dhont’s brother Michiel Dhont is producing for Belgium’s Menuet in co-production with France’s Diaphana Films, the Netherlands Topkapi Films and Belgium’s Versus Production, with support from The Flanders Audiovisual Fund, the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter Programme, Eurimages, the Netherlands Film Fund (NL) Le Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE) VTM and RTBF.

www.versusproduction.be

 

  • EAVE project DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes, PUENTES graduate Delphine Schmit is shooting. The film follows the twelve-year-old Dalva. One evening, the police burst into her home which she shares with her father and take him away. Dazed and confused, Dalva defends the man tooth and nail, but to no avail. Abruptly deposited in a home for teenagers, Dalva forges a friendship with her roommate Samia and slowly places her trust in youth worker Jayden. Thanks to them, she will learn why she was torn away from the father she loves so much… DALVA is produced by Hélicotronc in co-production with Tripode Productions (France), ARTE, Canal+, RTBF, Proximus and Shelter Prod, with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Brussels-Capital region, Europe Creative Media, Eurimages and the Gan Foundation. Having kicked off on Monday 19 July, shooting will proceed until 24 September in Brussels, the Braine-L’Alleud municipality and in France’s Grand Est region.

www.helicotronc.com

 

  • EAVE project ORDINARY FAILURES by Cristina Grosan, producers: EAVE graduates Marek Novak, Marica Stocchi is in production. The film tells a story of three women of different generations, connected by an apocalyptic dream. Production started on June 28th, will last until August 17th and it's eventually a Czech-Hungarian-Italian-Slovak co-production, with national minority funding support from these territories. Support comes from Eurimages in collaboration with ARTE G.E.I.E. Co-producers are Judit Stalter from Laokoon Filmgroup (Hungary), Marica Stocchi from Rosamont, and Monika Lostakova, Zuzana Jankovicova from Super Film (Slovakia).

www.xovafilm.cz

 

  • KAYMAK by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic started shooting in Skopje. KAYMAK (meaning buttercream) is a taboo-busting black comedy of haves and have-nots: when a rich couple and a poor couple who live too close to each other get involved in separate threesomes, the consequences are tragic. Personal desires, family secrets and class relations are all exposed on the journey into the unconventional. The film is produced by Jane Kortoshev through Banana Film. Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen and Mette Børch are co-producing through Danish Meta Films, Dutch co-producers are Isabella Depeweg and Els Vandevorst of N279 Entertainment. Sinisa Juricic is co-producing through Croatian Jaako dobra produkcija, and Ivan Doykov through Bulgarian Dare Films. The team also includes filmmakers from England, Italy and Serbia. The co-production between North Macedonia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Croatia and Bulgaria is supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, as well as by the Danish Film Institute, the Netherlands Film Fund, Bulgarian National Film Center and Croatian Audiovisual Centre. Macedonian Radio Television is also co-producing. The film received support from Eurimages.  

www.nukleus-film.hr

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EL HOUB by Shariff Nasr is now in post-production

  • DAUGHTER OF RAGE by Laura Baumeister, producer: EAVE graduate Dag Hoel is in post-production. A mother/daughter story set in a garbage dump in Managua, Guatemala, the film follows eleven-year-old Maria, full of rage because her mother has abandoned her. Strong of will, the girl learns to care for herself and joins a gang of other abandoned children. Already backed by a four-way production partnership spanning Nicaragua, Mexico, the Netherlands and Germany, Baumeister’s debut feature project swept three of the four prizes on offer at San Sebastian’s 8th Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum. The film is produced by Nicaragua (Felipa Films), Mexico (Martfilms), the Netherlands (Halal), France (Promenades Films), Germany (Heimatfilm – EAVE+ graduate Bettina Brokemper) and Norway (Dag Hoel). Baumeister is the first Nicaraguan woman to have shot a feature film in her country.

www.cineuropa.org

 

  • EL HOUB by Shariff Nasr, producer: EAVE graduate Joram Willink is in post-production. The Amsterdam-based company is producing this social drama about a Moroccan-Dutch family dealing with the taboo of a same-sex love affair. The main protagonist, Karim, is brave enough to tell his parents about his homosexuality, and is then confronted with his own feelings and insecurities. EL HOUB is a BIND production, in co-production with VPRO. It is being supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, the Netherlands Film Production Incentive, CoBO and NPO-fonds. Among the other projects being handled by the production company are the brand-new THE JUDGEMENT by Sander Burger and MASCOT by Remy van Heughten. In Cannes Docs, Willink’s BIND also presented the feature-length documentary and EAVE project A THOUSAND FIRES by Saeed Taji Farouky, producers: EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, May Odeh and Palmyre Badinier about a family in Myanmar who try to build a better future for themselves by working in oil extraction. Moreover, the company is presently working on the debut by Eelko Ferwerda, JACOB’S WAY, as a co-producer. The firm’s line-up thus reveals a particular area of interest for the producer: social topics and stories that inspire social change. Furthermore, the titles in the company’s repertoire have been screened at international film festivals and won a string of awards.

www.bindfilm.com

 

  • SMILING GEORGIA by Luka Berdadze, co-producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau is in post-production. The elderly population of a village of “No Name” was left toothless as a result of a failed 2012 pre-election campaign “Smiling Georgia”. The documentary looks at whether the villagers' lives change as the cycle repeats and new promises and guarantees are made to them in sight of the approaching elections of 2020. The film is produced by Nino Chichua and Anna Khazaradze (1991 Productions) in co-production with Sophio Bendiashvili and Bacho Meburishvili’s Enkeny Films and Eva Blondiau’s (Color of May). The project was supported by the Georgian National Film Center and received support from Cut Thru Noise Award at East Doc Platform.

www.colorofmay.com

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TITANE wins Palme d’Or in Cannes

Cannes Film Festival

EAVE graduates scoop 20 awards the at the Cannes Film Festival:

Palme d’Or

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

Grand Prix

  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki  - Read the EAVE Interview here! (link)

Best Director

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland

Best Actress

  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producers: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE + graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduates Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar

Jury Prize (ex aequo)

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine 

Camera d’or

  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic produced by EAVE graduates Danijel Pek and Katarina Prpic, co-produced by EAVE graduates Jozko Rutar, Miha Cernec and Zdenka Gold

CST Artist-Technician Prize

  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler

 

Un Certain Regard 

Jury Prize

  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann

Courage Prize

  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea 

Prize for Originality

  • EAVE MW project LAMB by Valdimar Johansson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdottir

Special Mention

  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler 

 

Directors' Fortnight

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin won the Europa Cinemas Label award for best European Film.
  • EUROPA by Haider Rashid, executive producer: EAVE MW graduate Stefano Mutolo won the Beatrice Sartori Award.
  • MAGNETIC BEATS by Vincent Maël Cardona, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer wins the SACD Prize for best French-language feature.

 

Critics' Week

Nespresso Grand Prize

  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award

  • AMPARO by Simon Mesa Soto, co-producers: EAVE graduates David Herdies, Martin Heisler

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution

  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt

SACD Award

  • ZERO FUCKS GIVEN by Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland

 

FIPRESCI Award 

  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas

www.festival-cannes.com

 

Mons International Film Festival

  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski won the Grand Prix and the Cineuropa Prize at the Mons International Film Festival.

www.festivaldemons.be

 

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival

  • BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL by Chris Baugh, producer: EAVE graduate Yvonne Donohoe, executive producers: EAVE graduates Katie Holly, Leslie McKimm won the Silver Méliès for Best European Fantastic Feature Film at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival.

www.niff.ch

 

Pula Film Festival

Six awards for EAVE group leader Ankica Juric Tilic at the Pula Film Festival

  • THE DAWN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE group leader and National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic won the Golden Arenas for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Sound Design
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic produced by EAVE graduates Danijel Pek and Katarina Prpic, co-produced by EAVE graduates Jozko Rutar, Miha Cernec and Zdenka Gold won the Golden Arena for Best Actress in a Supporting Role as well as the Danica Curcic Breza Award for Best Debutant, and the Golden Gate of Pula (Audience Award)
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny won the Golden Arena for Best Croatian Minority Co-Production and the Golden Arena for Best Croatian Contribution to a Minority Co-Production
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont FIPRESCI Award
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivonemi, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi and EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt won a Special Mention for Directing.

https://pulafilmfestival.hr

 

Palic Film Festival

  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE + graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar won the Golden Tower for Best Film and the FIPRESCI Award at the Palic Film Festival.
  • BAD BLOOD by Milutin Petrovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen won the Audience Award.

www.palicfilmfestival.com

 

Gopo Awards

Eight prices for EAVE graduates at the Romanian Gopo Awards:

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux won Best Film, Best Director and Best Editing
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan was awarded Best First Feature, Best Documentary, Best Sound
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon won Best Art Direction, Best Make-up and Hairstyling

https://premiilegopo.ro

 

Cinedays Festival of European Film

  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub won the Golden Star, the main prize in the Official Competition of the Cinedays Festival of European Film.

http://cinedays.mk

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Jussi Rantamäki among Variety’s Producers to Watch

Variety Producers to Watch

Among Variety’s 10 producers to watch are the following EAVE graduates:

  • Hans Everaert 
  • Hrönn Kristinsdottir
  • Jussi Rantamäki

https://variety.com/lists/10-producers-to-watch-2021

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BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN in Dutch and German cinemas

 In French cinemas

 

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland. July 7.

www.entrechienetloup.be

 

  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier. July 7. 

www.maxfilmsmedia.ca

 

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. July 14.

www.frakas.be

 

  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. July 21.

www.frakas.be

 

  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa. July 21.

www.blonde.gr

 

  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro. July 28.

www.urucumedia.com

 

 

In Belgian cinemas

 

  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier. July 7.  

www.maxfilmsmedia.ca

 

  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski. July 28.

www.lavafilms.pl

 

  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi. July 28.

www.rosamont.com

 

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. July 28.

www.frakas.be

 

  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producer: EAVE graduate Fernando Epstein. July 1.

www.mutantecine.com

 

 

 In UK cinemas

 

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. July 2.

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial. July 9.

www.insolenceproductions.com

 

  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli. July 9.

www.itc2000.it

 

  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy. July 9. 

www.helsinkifilmi.fi

 

  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE + graduate Yanick Létourneau. July 18.

www.peripheria.ca

 

  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski. July 23.  

www.aksonstudio.pl

 

  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre. July 24.

www.iniciafilms.com

 

  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont. July 30.

www.idealworldproductions.com

 

 

 In Dutch cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. July 1.

www.digitalcube.ro

 

  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi. July 15.

www.rosamont.com

 

  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE + graduate Yanick Létourneau. July 8.

www.peripheria.ca

 

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny. July 1.

www.hifilm.ro

 

 

 In Luxemburgish cinemas

 

  • MICHEL MAJERUS - NEXT STEP by Anne Schiltz, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE + Head of Studies Jani Thiltges. July 9.

www.samsa.lu

 

 

 In Austrian cinemas

 

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. July 16.

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

 

 In German cinemas

 

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny. July 7.

www.hifilm.ro

 

  • LOS REYES by Bettina Perut, Ivan Osnovikoff, producer: EAVE graduate Maite Alberdi. July 7.

www.micromundo.cl

 

  • IM FEUER by Daphne Charizani, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Hampel. July 14.

www.twentytwentyvision.eu

 

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. July 21.

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

  • ANAMNESIS by Chris Wright, Stefan Kolbe, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert. July 22.

www.majade.de

 

  • HOME by Franka Potente, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Katzenstein. July 29.

www.augenschein-filmproduktion.de

 

 

 In Irish cinemas

 

  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont. July 30.

www.idealworldproductions.com

 

 

 

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EAVE project THE WHITE FORTRESS selected for Palic IFF

Revelations Perth Film Festival  (July 7 – 17)

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producer: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri & Gilles Chanial
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville

www.revelationfilmfest.org

 

Galway Film Fleadh (July 20 – 25)

  • BOYS FROM COUNTRY HELL by Chris Baugh, producer: EAVE graduate Yvonne Donohoe
  • DEATH OF A LADIES’ MAN by Matt Bissonnette, producer: EAVE graduate Martina Niland
  • FAITH AND BRANKO by Catherine Harte, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Van Houwelingen
  • FOSCADH (SHELTER) by Seán Breathnach, producer: EAVE graduate Paddy Hayes
  • LIKE THE ONES I USED TO KNOW by Annie St-Pierre, producer: EAVE graduate Fanny Drew
  • NOTHING TO DECLARE directed and produced by EAVE graduate Garret Daly
  • THE CLUB OF ANGELS, producer: PUENTES graduate Barbara Defanti, EAVE+ graduate Pandora da Cunha Telles
  • THE CRIMINALS by Serhat Karaaslan, producer: EAVE graduate Laure Dahout
  • UNE VIE DEMENTE by Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • WHO WE LOVE by Graham Cantwell, producer: EAVE graduate Edwina Forkin

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

Festival International du Film de Mons (July 9 – 16)

  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • IO STO BENE by EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville 
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producer: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri & Gilles Chanial
  • UNE VIE DEMENTE by Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi

www.festivaldemons.be

 

Pula International Film Festival (July 17 – 24)

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny
  • EDEN by Agnes Kocsis, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu
  • FOX IN A HOLE by Arman T. Riahi, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivonemi, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi and EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic produced by EAVE graduates Danijel Pek and Katarina Prpic, co-produced by EAVE graduates Jozko Rutar, Miha Cernec and Zdenka Gold
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • THE DAWN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE group leader and National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic
  • WHY NOT YOU (HOCHWALD) by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

www.pulafilmfestival.hr

 

FID International Film Festival of Marseille (July 19 – 25)

  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine

www.fidmarseille.org

 

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (July 2 – 10)

  • BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL by Chris Baugh, producer: EAVE graduate Yvonne Donohoe
  • SON by Ivan Kavanagh, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Marie Naughton

www.nifff.ch

 

Fribourg International Film Festival (July 16 – 25)

  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • YELLOW CAT by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille

https://www.fiff.ch/fr

 

International Film Festival Palic (July 17 – 23)

  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • AFTER THE HUNT by Urska Djukic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • BAD BLOOD by Milutin Petrovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • CHILD’S POSE by Calin Peter Netzer, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • CORPORATION by Matej Nahtigal, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE by Martin Turk, producer: EAVE graduate Ida Weiss
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • EAVE project THE WHITE FORTRESS by Igor Drljaca, producers: EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • IN THE MIRROR by Laila Pakalnina, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • MY LAST YEAR AS A LOSER by Ursa Menart, producer: EAVE graduate Danijel Hocevar
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sára László, co-producers: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • ONLY HUMAN by Igor Ivanov, producer: EAVE graduate Miroslav Mogorovic
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE SHIFT by Reinis Kalvins, producer: EAVE participant Gints Grube
  • THE ISLAND WITHIN by Ru Hasanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE + graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar
  • TONY ERDMANN by Maren Ade, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach

www.palicfilmfestival.com

 

Durban International Film Festival (July 22 – August 1)

  • DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA by Dieudo Hamadi, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • THE LAST SHELTER by Ousmane Samassekou, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You

http://ccadiff.ukzn.ac.za

 

Transilvania International Film Festival Cluj-Napoca (July 23 – August 1)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine 
  • ASYMMETRY by Masa Neskovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Penev
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producers: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • THE FLOOD WON’T COME by Marat Sargsyan, producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norvieliene

https://tiff.ro/en/

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis!

Finally, we could meet in person in Orleans in France!

It was such a pleasure to practice each morning with you during the EAVE Producers Workshop!

Here comes my NEW schedule for ONLINE yoga from August 9:

THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:55 CEST

THURSDAYS: 19:30 – 21:00 CEST

 

My schedule for IN PERSON yoga in BERLIN Neukölln from August 9:

MONDAYS: 18:30 – 20:00 CEST

MONDAYS: 20:30 – 22:00 CEST

 

Discounted price for the EAVE graduates:

  • 50 Euro for a 10-class card (40 min)
  • 100 Euro for a 10-class card (90 min)

 

Please register by email: yogatanika@gmail.com Thanks!

 

Hope to see you on the yoga mat soon!

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Namaste,

Tanika

 

More info:

https://www.yogatanika.de/

https://www.facebook.com/yogatanika/

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Polish Film Institute and EAVE continue with a successful partnership - LAST DAY TO APPLY!

Polish Film Institute and EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), one of the leading professional training, project development and networking organizations for audiovisual producers, are happy to announce the continuation of their successful partnership that will again and for the fourth time offer a scholarship for one Polish producer for the EAVE 2022 Producers Workshop.

>>> DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 23, 2021


The award of 7.800 EUR, sponsored by the Polish Film Institute towards the costs of the participation with a project in the EAVE 2022 workshop, will be granted to one Polish producer during the Polish Days (August 15 - 17, 2021), the most important industry event in Poland, held in the framework of the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw.

The award will be presented during the Polish Days awards ceremony by EAVE’s Head of Studies Lise Lense-Moller.

Last year`s beneficiary of the PISF/EAVE award has been Anna Stylinska (Harine Films), who is now participating to EAVE Producers Workshop 2021.

To name just some Polish projects and producers developed at EAVE: The Mute by Bartosz Konopka – producer: Anna Wydra (Best Cinematography Award at Gdynia FF 2018), United States of Love by Tomasz Wasilewski – producer: Piotr Kobus (Silver Bear at Berlinale 2016), The Here After by Magnus von Horn – producer: Mariusz Włodarski (Directors Fortnight in Cannes FF 2015), Other People by Aleksandra Terpińska – producer: Beata Rzeźniczek; I Fear Fine by Julia Marcell – producer: Natalia Grzegorzek, The Great Match by Filip Syczynski – producer: Anna Różalska, TAM by Sonja Orlewicz – producer: Anna Stylinska.

EAVE could not imagine a better platform for this cooperation than the New Horizons International Film Festival, renowned for presenting uncompromising, innovative and original cinema from all over the world.

Please click here for more information about EAVE, PISF and New Horizons IFF.

To submit your project, please visit PISF webpage for the call for applications.

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A hybrid EAVE Producers Workshop happening in Orléans!

After a year of online sessions, Orléans (France) will host the second session of the EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 from July 19-26, bringing together onsite and online thanks to the hybrid format 51 participants from 37 countries and 19 scriptwriters with a selection of 21 top industry experts.

This session is the second out of the three workshops of the year-long EAVE training for independent producers. The participants of this year were selected from a total of 220 applicants from all over the world.

Workshop 2 is organized right after Cannes where EAVE has a strong presence with 50 films produced and co-produced by EAVE alumni.

The partners of the workshop week in Orléans reunite the 3 French region of Centre-Val de Loire, Bretagne and Pays de la Loire and include: Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire, Regional Agency for Books, Image and Digital Culture; Région Centre-Val de Loire; Région Bretagne; Région Pays de la Loire; Institut Français; Orléans Métropole; Orléans Convention; Comité Régional du Tourisme Centre-Val de Loire and Alter Ego Production.

 

Workshop sessions & experts

The special sessions of the workshop include plenaries on Asymmetrical  / “fair trade” co-production by EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) and EAVE Group Leader Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), as well as Lobbying Strategies for Producers by EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) and EAVE Group Leader Didar Domehri (Maneki Films - Full House, FR).

The EAVE participants will be joined for two days by 34 producers from the 3 partner regions. The special session designed for both groups together addresses different aspects of the relationship between Producers and Streamers, starting with an overview of the key players by EAVE finance consultant Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and the different types of deals by EAVE legal expert Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck (The Law Factory, DK). These are complemented by mini-case studies by producers Jani Thiltges (EAVE group leader, Samsa Film, LU) and Mike Connolly (State of Grace Films, UK) as well as rounded up by an update of the ongoing policy conversations regarding the streamers and public funding by Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studio, FI).

In addition, the local producers will join the EAVE sessions on Building Digital Awareness Strategies during Launch Stage by Raquel Cabrera (The Film Agency, ES) and International film sales or the importance of human dialogue by Hédi Zardi (Luxbox, FR), as well as tailor-made sessions on topics such as Company Development & Company Sustainability, the Producer’s Role and Co-production Strategies.

The local film industry presents itself to the EAVE participants in a special session on Producing in and with the regions of Centre Val de Loire, Bretagne and Pays de la Loire by Pierre Dallois (Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire, Regional Agency for Books, Image and Digital Culture); Guylaine Hass (Région Pays de la Loire) and Anne-Cécile Rolland (Région Bretagne).

EAVE’s 2021 pedagogical core team includes EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), the four group leaders Didar Domehri (Maneki Films - Full House, FR), Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), Michael Kitzberger (NGF Geyrhalterfilm, AT) and Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), TV series consultant Ossi Nishri (IL), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK).

They are supported by the specialized experts for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Marketing: Raquel Cabrera (The Film Agency, ES). They are joined by Sales expert Hédi Zardi (Luxbox, FR).

Because of the hybrid format of the July workshop, some sessions were offered already in advance in May-June, such as Legal Issues of Co-Production by Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE), Creative Collaboration by script consultant Anita Voorham (Bravado Film, NL), Key Tools – the Synopsis by Michael Arnon (Wolf Consultants, DE) and Tips for Eurimages Applications by Sergio Garcia de Leaniz (Eurimages, FR).

EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Fondo Audiovisivo Friuli Venezia Giulia, PACT – the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, the Polish Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, SODEC, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Projeto Paradiso, TRT - Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, French Institute of South Africa, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

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EAVE joins Anti-Racism Taskforce for European Film

“The system of white supremacy was not created by anyone who is alive today. But it is maintained and upheld by everyone who holds white privilege.”

Layla F.Saad, Me and White Supremacy: How to recognise your privilege, combat racism and change the world (2020).

 

In the Summer of 2020, a group of European film industry professionals gathered to form ARTEF = Anti-Racism Taskforce for European Film.

EAVE is proud to be part of ARTEF, whose main aim is to dismantle racist structures and combat all forms of racism in the European film industry.

Our goal is to become a task force for change: by raising awareness, by offering education and insights, by suggesting revisions to regulations and practices, as well as to weather opposition from the industry — especially from those who habitually benefit from institutionalised racism.

To help dismantle the structural racism that has been existing in our industry since its very start ARTEF requires the active participation of our community. 

Everyone in the European Film Industry who wants to be part of the change they want to see is welcome to join ARTEF to participate and support its work. Its members are film institutes, networks, companies and organisations. 

​ ARTEF welcomes interest of new members who strongly believe in doing the work to actively create a strictly anti-racist, more gender equal, diverse, and inclusive European Film Industry. We are committed to a culture that is accountable with intersectionality at the basis of the work we do. 

 

Read more about ARTEF here and on Screen Daily.

Get involved: https://www.artef.org/join-artef

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EAVE in Cannes 2021

EAVE is happy to announce a record selection of 51 films produced and co-produced by EAVE graduates in the OFFICIAL & SIDEBAR SECTIONS OF THE FESTIVAL, 10 projects at CINÉFONDATION ATELIER, 3 at ACID, 3 at LA FABRIQUE CINÉMA, 2 at the FRONTIÈRES PLATFORM, 13 out of 20 PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE and 41 EAVE PRODUCERS at the PRODUCERS NETWORK!

Competition

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy, sales: Kinology
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax (opening film), co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, sales: Kinology  
  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel, sales: Pathé
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jamila Wenske, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos, sales: Totem Films
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier, sales: Indie Sales
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum, sales: Films Boutique
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine, line producer: Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto, sales: The Match Factory 
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, co-producer: EAVE graduate Yohann Comte, sales: Charades
  • THE RESTLESS by Joachim Lafosse, producers: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduates Alexandre Gavras and Anton Iffland Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo, sales: Luxbox
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: TTB graduate Flaminio Zadra, sales: Films Boutique
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE+ graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, sales: MK 2 Films
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: Wild Bunch International

 

Out of competition

  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, sales: Wild Bunch International    

 

Cannes Premiere

  • BELLE by Mamoru Hosoda, associated producer: EAVE graduate Yohann Comte, sales: Charades
  • EVOLUTION by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Julia Berkes, sales: The Match Factory

 

Special screenings

  • MARINER OF THE MOUNTAINS by Karim Aïnouz, producer: EAVE graduate Jennifer Sabbah, associate producer: EAVE graduate Christopher Zitterbart, sales: The Match Factory

 

Cinema for the Climate

  • INVISIBLE DEMONS by Rahul Jain, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert

 

 

EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB © Go to Sheep 2021

Un Certain Regard

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johansson, producer: EAVE graduates Hrönn Kristinsdottir, participant developing the project at Marketing Workshop: EAVE MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska, sales: New Europe Film Sales
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HOUSE ARREST by Alexey German Jr., line producer: EAVE graduate Artem Vasilyev, sales: MK 2 Films
  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduate Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler
  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari (opening film), co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, producer in development stage: PUENTES graduate Irina Malcea-Candea, sales: UDI
  • REHANA MARYAM NOOR by Abdullah Mohammad Saad, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Chua
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, producers: EAVE graduates Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: Protagonist Pictures 
  • TTB project MONEYBOYS by C.B.Yi, producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, TTB graduate Guillaume de la Boulaye, sales: Totem Films
  • WOMEN DO CRY by Mina Mileva, EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher, sales: MK 2 Films 

PUENTES project LA CIVIL © Menuetto, photo: Agustin Paredes

 

Directors‘ Fortnight

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: MK 2 Films
  • A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING by Payal Kapadia, producer: EAVE INDABA graduate Thomas Hakim
  • EAVE project OUR MEN (MON LÉGIONNAIRE) by Rachel Lang (closing film), producers: EAVE graduates Jeremy Forni and Benoit Roland, sales: Bac Films
  • EUROPA by Haider Rashid, executive producer: EAVE MW graduate Stefano Mutolo
  • INTREGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, sales: Voodoo Films
  • MAGNETIC BEATS by Vincent Maël Cardona, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer, sales : Indiesales
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic produced by EAVE graduates Danijel Pek and Katarina Prpic, co-produced by EAVE graduates Jozko Rutar, Miha Cernec and Zdenka Gold, sales: The Match Factory
  • RE GRANCHIO by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis, producers: PUENTES graduates Agustina Costa Varsi, Ezequiel Borovinsky, sales: Shellac
  • THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYEE by Manuel Nieto, producer: PUENTES graduates Barbara Francisco, Georgina Baisch, Paola Wink, Interchange graduate Nathalie Trafford, sales: BAC Films
  • THE BRAVES (ENTRE LES VAGUES) by Anaïs Volpé, producer: EAVE graduate Caroline Nataf, sales: MK2 Films
  • THE SEA AHEAD by Ely Dagher, producers: EAVE graduates Myriam Sassine, Benoit Roland, sales: The Party
  • THE SOUVENIR PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney, sales: A24
  • TSUGUA DIARIES by Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes, producer: EAVE graduate Filipa Reis, sales: The Match Factory

PUENTES project CLARA SOLA © Hobab, Resolve Media, Need Productions, Pacifica Grey, Laidka Films, Esteban Alvarado

 

Critics' Week

EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri is member of the international jury.

  • AMPARO by Simon Mesa Soto, co-producers: EAVE graduates David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski, Martin Heisler, sales: The Match Factory
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, sales: Heretic
  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora and EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens, sales: Playtime
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt, sales: Pulsar Content
  • SMALL BODY by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, sales: Alpha Violet
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel, sales: Orange Studio
  • ZERO FUCKS GIVEN by Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, sales: Charades

 

Short Films in Critics' Week

  • BRUTALIA, DAYS OF LABOUR by Manolis Mavris, co-producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville, sales: Radiator IP Sales
  • INHERENT by Nicolai G.H. Johansen, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: MANIFEST
  • INTERCOM 15 by Andrei Epure, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandru Teodorescu, sales: SAGA FILM

 

ACID 

  • GHOST SONG by Nicolas Peduzzi, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Ruszniewski
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis, sales: Lightdox
  • SOY LIBRE by Laure Portier, co-producers: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont, EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guegan

 

Cinéfondation Atelier 

  • CARAVAN by Zuzana Kirchnerova, producer: EAVE participants Jakub Viktorin, Dagmar Sedlackova, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto Dina
  • CORA by Evi Kalogiropoulou, producer EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
  • EAVE project NOT A WORD by Hanna Slak, producer: EAVE graduate Michel Balagué, co-producer: EAVE TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • FIDELIDAD by César Diaz, producer: PUENTES graduate Mauricio Escobar
  • JILAH AND THE MAN WITH TWO NAMES by Yosep Anggi Noen, producer: TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara
  • LANDSCAPES OF FEAR by Lukas von Rinner, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Michael Kitzberger
  • THE OTTER by Srdan Vuletic, producer: EAVE + graduate Ivan Djurovic
  • TTB project MANDAI RIVER by Michael I. Serwandono, producer: EAVE, PUENTES and TTB graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • VIET AND NAM by Minh Quy Truong, producers: TTB graduate Bradley Liew, TTB group leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena
  • WHITE ROAD by Ella Manzheeva, producer: EAVE graduate Victoria Lupik

 

Cinéfondation Selection

  • FONICA M-120 by Olivér Rudolf, co-producer: EAVE participant Petra Ivanyi

 

Les cinémas du monde | La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français

  • ALIS by Clare Weiskopf and EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, co-producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu
  • EAVE project LES FRESQUES DES OUBLIÉS (FRESCOS OF THE FORGOTTEN) by Amédée Pâcome Nkoulou, producer: EAVE graduate Samantha Biffot 
  • TTB project DANCING THE TIDES by Xeph Suarez, producer: TTB graduate Alemberg Ang

 

Frontières Platform

  • FINGERNAIL by Boaz Armoni, producer: EAVE + graduate Yoav Roeh
  • THE OCCUPANT by Hugo Keijzer, producer: EAVE, PUENTES and TTB graduate Raymond van der Kaaij

 

Producers on the Move  

EFP (European Film Promotion), the network of 37 European film promotion institutions, has selected 20 European producers for its networking and promotion platform, among them the EAVE and PUENTES graduates:

  • EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri, Kwassa Films (Belgium)
  • EAVE graduate Bojan Kanjera, Peglanje snova (Croatia), 
  • EAVE graduate Marek Novak, Xova Film (Czech Republic)
  • EAVE graduate Maite Woköck, Telescope Animation (Germany)
  • EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo, Campfilm (Hungary)
  • EAVE graduate Ruth Treacy, Tailored Films (Ireland)
  • EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi, Rosamont (Italy)
  • EAVE graduate Gary Cranner, Chezville (Norway)
  • EAVE graduate Beata Rzezniczek, Madants (Poland)
  • PUENTES graduate Tathiani Sacilotto, Persona Non Grata Pictures (Portugal)
  • EAVE graduate Katarína Tomkova, Kaleidoscope (Slovak Republic)
  • PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, HOBAB (Sweden)
  • EAVE graduate Sarah Born, Catpics (Switzerland)

 

EAVE @ Producers Network

Network EAVE is proud to be partner of the Cannes Producers Network! In the framework of this partnership 8 EAVE 2020 graduates have been selected.

  • Tamara Dawit, Gobez Media, Ethiopia/Canada
  • Christopher Zitterbart, Watchmen productions, Germany
  • Natalia Grzegorzek, Koskino, Poland
  • Fredrik Lange, Vilda Bomben, Sweden
  • Felicitas Raffo, Cepa Audiovisual, Argentina/Spain
  • Sergiu Cumatrencu, YOUBESC, Moldova
  • Kobi Mizrahi, KM Productions, Israel
  • Dmitry Sukhanov, TOY Cinema, Ukraine

Also participating in the Cannes Producers Network:

Ahmed Amer A. A. FILMS * Alemberg Ang DALUYONG STUDIOS * Constanza Arena CINEMACHILE * Bianca Balbuena EPICMEDIA PRODUCTIONS * Yulia Evina Bhara KAWANKAWAN MEDIA * Samantha Biffot PRINCESSE M PRODUCTIONS * Agustina Costa Varsi VOLPE FILMS * Jean-Laurent Csinidis FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE * Valérie Delpierre INICIA FILMS * Mauricio Escobar LA DANTA FILMS * Barbara Francisco PASTO * Zoran Galic VIZART FILM * Katleen Goossens BULLETPROOF CUPID * Michael Kitzberger NGF – NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER FILMPRODUKTION * Marta Lewandowska FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS STUDIO * Ingrid Lill Hogtun BARENTSFILM * Amanda Livanou NEDA FILM * Viktoria Lupik ANNIKO FILMS * Eiko Mizuno-Gray LOADED FILMS * Nikos Moustakas BAD CROWD * Marja Pihlaja TEKELE PRODUCTIONS * Elisa Fernanda Pirir MER FILM * Barbara Sarasola Day PUCARA CINE * Anna Shalashina WISH MEDIA * Fani Skartouli FANI SKARTOULI * Adrijana Sofranic Sucur SET SAIL FILMS * Marteinn Thorsson TENDERLEE MOTION PICTURES COMPANY * Ryohei Tsutsui TRIXTA * Raymond Van der Kaaij REVOLVER AMSTERDAM * Nicolas van Hemelryck CASATARANTULA * Dagne Vildziunaite JUST A MOMENT * Joram Willink BIND * Vladimir Yatsenko FOREFILMS

 

EAVE session @ Cannes Producers Club*

Situated in the heart of the Palais des Festivals, The Producers Club is the perfect meeting place to connect with other producers, benefit from insightful workshops and attend industry networking events.

Add-on Producers Network to your accreditation today!** https://marchedufilm.com/accreditation

*The Producers Club is open to Producers Network badge holders and partnering organizations.

**The Producers Network is intended for active producers with at least one feature film with a commercial release within the past three years.

One Masterclass will be held during the virtual Marche du Film’s Producers Club (closed session, on invitation only):

  • Sunday 11th, 11:00-12:30 - BRANDING YOURSELF by EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad

 

Rencontres Professionelles

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp will be one of the panelists of the Rencontres Professionelles organised by Région Sud:

  • Sunday 11th, 11:00-13:00 - Roundtable on international co-production, at the stand n° 106 of Village International Riviera

 

Marché du Film

  • 8 VIEWS OF LAKE BIWA by Marko Raat, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy, sales: Kinology
  • ALIS by Clare Weiskopf and EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, co-producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu
  • AMERICAN NIGHT by Nele Wohlatz, producer: PUENTES graduate Georgina Baisch
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, sales: Kinology
  • BETWEEN THE WAVES by Anaïs Volpé, producer: EAVE graduate Caroline Nataf
  • CAGED BIRDS by Oliver Rihs, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo, sales: The Playmaker
  • CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (MEMORY HOUSE) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, sales: Celluloid Dreams
  • CITIZEN SAINT by Tinatin Kajrishvili, producers: EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin & Boris Chouchkov
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jamila Wenske, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos, sales: Totem Films
  • DEATH OF A LADIES MAN by Matthew Bissonnette, producer: EAVE graduate Martina Niland, sales: Celluloid Dreams
  • DOGWATCH by Gregoris Rentis, producers: EAVE graduate Vicky Miha, Clément Duboin
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johansson, producer: EAVE graduates Hrönn Kristinsdottir, participant developing the project at Marketing Workshop: EAVE MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska, sales: New Europe Film Sales
  • EAVE project A THOUSAND FIRES by Saeed Taji Farouky,  producers: EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, Palmyre Badinier, Joram Willink, May Odeh
  • EAVE project BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS by Asimina Proedrou, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti
  • EAVE project MARIA'S SILENCE by Davis Simanis, producer: EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • EAVE project OUR MEN (MON LÉGIONNAIRE) by Rachel Lang, producers: EAVE graduates Jeremy Forni and Benoit Roland, sales: Bac Films
  • ETERNAL ADOLESCENT by Eduardo Esquivel, producer: PUENTES graduate Julia Cherrier
  • FEARS by Łukasz Ronduda & Łukasz Gutt, producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier, sales: Indie Sales
  • FUCKING BORNHOLM by Anna Kazejak, producer: PUENTES and EAVE PW graduate Marta Lewandowska
  • HOUSE ARREST by Alexey German Jr., line producer: EAVE graduate Artem Vasilyev, sales: MK 2 Films
  • I AM ZLATAN by Jens Sjögren, producer: EAVE graduate Mattias Nohrborg, sales: TrustNordisk
  • IMAGO by Olga Chajdas, producers: EAVE graduate Izabela Wójcik & EAVE+ graduate Violetta Kamińska
  • INTO THE LAND OF ICE AND FIRE by Dimitra Zirou, producer: EAVE graduate Nikos Moustakas
  • JACOB’S WAY by Eelko Ferwerd,  producer: EAVE graduate Joram Willink
  • LIPSTICK ON THE GLASS by Kuba Czekaj, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis, sales: Lightdox
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Sebian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler, sales: Shellac
  • MARIONETTES by Arianne Hinz, producer: EAVE graduate Reinier Selen
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville, sales: Celluloid Dreams
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt, sales: Pulsar Content
  • OMERTA 6/12 by Aku Louhimies, producer: EAVE graduate Mikko Tenhunen
  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: Le Pacte
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, co-producer: EAVE graduate Yohann Comte, sales: Charades
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Géraldine Sprimont, Anne-Laure Guegan,  sales: Luxbox
  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, producer in development stage: PUENTES graduate Irina Malcea-Candea
  • SAVE SANDRA by Jan Verheyen, Lien Willaert, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • TASTY by Egle Vertelyte, producer: B'EST graduate Lucas Trimonis
  • THAT WEEKEND by Mara Pescio, producer: PUENTES graduates Gergina Baisch, Tathiani Sacilotto
  • THE BLACK HOLE by Moonika Siimets, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: Protagonist Pictures 
  • THE JUDGEMENT by Sander Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Joram Willink, sales: Picture Tree International
  • THE LAST TEMPTATION OF THE BELGIANS by Jan Bucquoy, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland-Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman
  • THE RESTLESS by Joachim Lafosse, producers: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduates Alexandre Gavras, Anton Iffland Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo, sales: Luxbox
  • THE SALT IN OUR WATERS by Rezwan Shahriar SUMIT, producer: EAVE+ graduate Ilann Girard
  • THE SEA AHEAD by Ely Dagher, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, sales: The Party
  • THE STRONG ONES by Omar Zuniga, producer: EAVE on Demand graduate Dominga Sotomayor, sales: Meinkincine Entertainment
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE + graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, sales: MK 2 Films
  • TTB project MONEYBOYS by C.B.Yi, producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, TTB graduate Guillaume de la Boulaye, sales: Totem Films
  • TTB project MOTEL ACACIA by TTB graduate Bradley Liew, producers: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena and TTB graduate Jeremy Chua, co-producers: by EAVE graduates Bostjan Virc and Sinisa Juricic, sales: Picture Tree International 
  • UNE VIE DÉMENTE by Ann Sirot and Raphael Balboni, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes, sales: Be for Films
  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer, sales: Kinology
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, sales: Wild Bunch International   
  • WHISPERS OF WAR by Florian Hoffmann, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh
  • WOMEN DO CRY by Mina Mileva, EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher, sales: MK 2 Films

TIES THAT BIND project MONEYBOYS © KGP 2021

Marché du Film Online

  • EAVE project BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS by Asimina Proedrou, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti
  • BOSCO by Alicia Cano, producer: PUENTES graduate and group leader Agustina Chiarino
  • WHISPERS OF WAR by Florian Hoffmann, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh
  • CAGED BIRDS by Oliver Rihs, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo, sales: The Playmaker
  • CITIZEN SAINT by Tinatin Kajrishvili, producers: EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin & Boris Chouchkov
  • DOGWATCH by Gregoris Rentis, producers: EAVE graduates Vicky Miha & Clément Duboin
  • FEARS by Lukasz Ronduda & Lukasz Gutt, producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma
  • FINGERNAIL by Boaz Armoni, producer: EAVE + graduate Yoav Roeh
  • GHOST SONG by Nicolas Peduzzi, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Ruszniewski
  • IMAGO by Olga Chajdas, producer: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik & EAVE+ graduate Violetta Kaminska
  • THE LAST HILLBILLY by: Diane Sara Bouzgarrou & Thomas Jenkoe, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • THE OCCUPANT by Hugo Keijzer, producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • UP THERE by Bartolomeo Pampaloni, producer: EAVE graduate Enrica Capra
  • WIKA! by Agnieszka Zwiefka, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert

 

EAVE TEAM IN CANNES

At the European Pavillon No. 118, International Village

At the Producers Club, Riviera, J.

during July 9-13

  • EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp
  • EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

Contact: satu@eave.org

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TIES THAT BIND goes hybrid in Udine

The hybrid edition of TIES THAT BIND’s second workshop is in full swing in Udine (IT), in parallel to FOCUS ASIA from June 30 to July 2.

TTB participants, Focus Asia industry guests & Far East Film Festival guests either have the opportunity to gather on-site in Udine, or to connect online via the specially designed Focus Asia platform, featuring all panel sessions and individual meetings between project representatives and decision makers, as well as informal chats in the virtual Café. All the guests of Focus Asia also have access to the films selected for FEFF on the platform.

The rich programme of the plenary sessions for the TTB workshop is prepared in collaboration with FOCUS ASIA. It features a co-production case study of TTB project MONEYBOYS by C.B. Yi, which will premiere in Un Certain Regard in Cannes. The film is produced by EAVE graduate Barbara Pichler (KPG Filmproduktion, AT), in co-production with the TTB graduate Guillaume de la Boulaye (Zorba Production, FR) and TTB expert Patrick Mao Huang (Flash Forward Entertainment, TW), and Panache Productions (BE). World sales are handled by TTB graduate Bérénice Vincent (Totem Films, FR).

International co-production TASTE by Lê Bảo, which was awarded at Berlinale Encounters this year, is the focus of the second case study held by producers Weijie Lai (E&W Films, SG) and EAVE graduate Marie Dubas (Deuxième Ligne Films, FR), who share their co-producing experiences between Europe and Asia.

Patrick Mao Huang (Flash Forward Entertainment, TW) and Vincent Wang (House on Fire, FR) elaborate on the opportunities for co-production funding in Greater China. Patrick Mao Huang shares his expertise on how to deal with equity investors together with TTB group leader Bianca Balbuena (Epicmedia Productions, PH).

Furthermore, the TTB participants have the opportunity to receive feedback on the marketing and distribution potential of their projects in both territories from Asian distributors such as Vincent Quek (Anticipate Pictures, SG), Kana Koido (The Klockworks, JP), Pamela Lingyan Bai (Beijing Hugoeast Media, CN), Shaoyi Chen (Screenworks Asia, TW), and European distributors such as TTB graduates Stephan Holl (Rapid Eye Movies, DE) and Fernanda Renno (Fidalgo Film Distribution, NO), and Claire Marty (Terracotta Distribution, UK). The Asian distributors also highlight the opportunities for distribution in their respective countries – Singapore, Japan, China, Taiwan - in Focus Asia panel dedicated to the latest trends of distribution in Asia.

This year we have organised for the first time a series of curated meetings with industry professionals giving advice on specific project needs and advising the participants regarding their next career steps. These meetings involved top-notch experts such as Todd Brown (XYZ Films, US), Gabor Greiner (Films Boutique, DE), Quentin Bosschaert (m-appeal, DE), Claire Lajoumard (Acrobates Films, FR), Sergina Stavroulaki (Heretic, GR), Pamela Bai (Beijing Hugoeast Media, CN), Wonsun Shin (Hanmac Culture Group, KR), Frédéric Pittoors d'Haveskercke (Series Mania, FR), Lucas Schmidt (Studio Zentral, DE), Annick Mahnert (Screen Division, ES), EAVE graduate Mathivanan Rajendran (Stray Factory, IN), Deepti DCunha (Film Programmer, IN), Phang Dang Di (DNY Productions, VN), Joyce Tang (TAICCA, TW), Toshifumi Makita (VIPO, JP), among others.

In the new ASIAN GATES section of Focus Asia which is aimed at European film professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of the opportunities offered by the Asian market, TTB & EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij (Revolver Amsterdam) targets his session to producers, while Matteo Lovadina (Reel Suspects, FR) dedicates his session to sales agents, in collaboration with the EFP.

In addition to the plenary sessions which are moderated by Christophe Bruncher (TTB Head of Studies), the TTB participants have individual meetings with key industry professionals of Focus Asia, to foster new collaborations between European and Asian professionals.

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Aurora Media Holdings. TIES THAT BIND is held in conjunction with Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore.

 

For more information please contact:

EAVE Coordinator - Tanika Sajatovic: tanika@eave.org

www.eave.org, www.tiesthatbind.eu

 

 

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A spaceship from Germany - an exclusive Interview with EAVE+ graduate Jonas Katzenstein

EAVE+ graduate Jonas Katzenstein (augenschein Filmproduktion, DE) produced Stowaway by Joe Penna, the film about a blind passenger on a spaceship, which is available on Netflix and in cinemas in Germany and France. They just recently also set up an in-house world sales and financing division at augenschein, which will be one of the company case studies featured in the ‘Transforming Companies’ section of the next edition of EAVE+.

Harald Olkus: What is the last German science fiction film that you can remember? Maybe Raumschiff Orion from the 1960s?

Jonas Katzenstein: Well, maybe it was really Raumschiff Orion, but I think it was rather Roland Emmerich’s film Das Arche Noah Prinzip, a film made in the beginning of the 1980s…But I think this is exactly the problem – and what it makes so tough to produce German genre movies. There is a huge genre movie audience in Germany, but of course they are so used to English language films and Hollywood standards. And they are also used to Hollywood actors starring in these films. So, it’s tough for German filmmakers to make a German language genre movie and still be able to compete. This is probably why both of us cannot remember any German science fiction movie from the last few years.

 

And German co-productions with the US are rare also. How did it happen that you have produced this project?

Jonas Katzenstein: We had originally been in contact about another movie we produced, 7500, which takes place completely in a cockpit. It was a German production in co-production with Austria and mainly shot at the MMC sound stage in Cologne, so we were already experienced with the technical challenges of shooting a “flying” motive on a soundstage combining VFX, Virtual production and classical set construction.

We didn't do 7500 together in the end but it was due to this knowledge and production experience why XYZ approached us for co-producing STOWAWAY. XYZ were also the sales partner on Joe Penna’s previous movie Artic. So, there was a natural link between us, XYZ and Joe Penna. For us it was perfect to have a partner who could be our sales and production partner. And for them we brought the production experience and the access to German financing. 

Since producing 7500 my company partner Max (Maximilian Leo) and I regularly were in LA - until the pandemic we traveled at least every two months to LA - so we could do personal meetings with XYZ and also the director which always make things a lot easier especially in the early stages of a project.

 

How did it come that you shot in Germany, when you have all these great studio possibilities in the US?

I’d say it was a combination of our knowledge, track record, the German funding sources and the highly skilled crew in Germany. Joe Penna is a Brazilian born director who lives in the US, and he shot his previous movie Artic in Iceland. He is not coming from the studio system in the US, so he is not used to blast hundreds of millions US Dollars on movies. He is more driven by real experience, so there was an approach to build Stowaway not like the most fancy or biggest spaceship but more like a really realistic one. He always wanted to create an experience for the audience that would feel like being in space with them together. He also liked our European approach, so he was happy about our collaboration.

We also have such a great system of German funding sources allowing for a lot of creative choices and with the spotlight US talent brings to the project you can have a much bigger impact and reach a wider worldwide audience. Combining US talent with German production teams and sources gave us much more opportunities for a director driven approach on the movie. If there’s one studio giving you 20 million, then they are the guys who make all decisions. This creates a big risk of adversity and you get a lot of restrictions and obligations with it. The funds in Germany are much more open and they have a different approach, which is much more filmmaker friendly.

@augenschein Filmproduktion GmbH / Klemens Becker

 

You managed to sell the film not only to Netflix that shows it in many regions of the world, but it’s also shown in cinemas. How did you achieve this and why was it important for you?

When we got the script, it felt immediately like this movie deserves a real cinematic experience. Especially if you see all the effort we put in all the spacewalks and the zero gravity scenes. This was always meant for the big screen. To be honest, we started the distribution strategy much more focused on a worldwide theatrical release, because we pre-sold the movie to Sony International. Also for US domestic plans were to have a big screen release. And we had Wild Bunch on German and French side for the theatrical release that was pre-negotiated before.

Afterwards Netflix came on board and bought it for the US and the remaining open territories. They fell in love with the movie, so Netflix approached all attached distributors and bought the rights back. And this is why the film is available now on Netflix worldwide save for Germany and France.

We also had good offers from other US theatrical distributors, but Netflix simply made the strongest offer and the way the financing was structured it wasn’t our decision. Now we think it is a really good deal. We can experience the movie here in Germany on the big screen and all the US financiers got their invested money back. And it was a major Netflix release with a lot of press and really good critics. So it is a big success for all parties. 

 

And are you happy with Netflix?

Yes. Considering that the decision was in the height of the pandemic it was the guarantee to reach the widest audience. And to be honest, it has a great impact to show the movie everywhere. It’s possible to watch this movie in India, South America or New York whenever you want. This is really important for us and the filmmakers. In the first week we were the number 1 movie in the US and in the UK, so you get a lot of attention from the media. Anna Kendrick was in the Tonight Show, there were great critics in the LA Times and in the New York Magazine, and generally the critics were really good.

This helps also now for the German theatrical release (June 24th), but it is of course a very difficult time. There is a real jam of movies going to be released while cinemas are yet not all open and have limited seats available. Wild Bunch’s strategy was to go out ahead of the big studio movies and it might work since this is a movie for a Genre audience - but we will see. Hopefully people coming out of months at home due to Covid-19 aren`t less motivated to go into any room…

 

Maybe the audience wants to see films on the big screen and in open space.

Well, it’s a question of weather, or how successful is the European Football cup, or how successful is the German team - so there are a lot of elements that we don’t know. But we could offer a real theatrical experience, so the people might decide that they want to watch it on a big screen now. Let's hope that the rules will allow all screenings.

@augenschein Filmproduktion GmbH / Klemens Becker

 

Your company has launched augenschein sales, an in-house worldwide sales and financing division. Why did you decide to take this step and what do you expect with this diversification?

I founded the company together with my partner Max 13 years ago. We started really from scratch as two absolute beginners. I was an audio engineer and he was a director graduating from film school - this is maybe the worst combination for a production company ;-) We didn’t have any experience, but from the beginning we were very focused on international co-productions with the potential to reach A-Festivals. So out of our 30 movies we have produced so far only a handful are in German language.

We went to festivals and co-production markets for producers and started doing international co-productions. 2017 maybe was a peak year in this set up. We had one German movie which premiered in Sundance and a Romanian co-production that won the Silver Bear in Berlin. We had a Chilean movie that was in Cannes and 3 movies in Venice in the same year - and one won the Critics’ Week. So it was really a major year for us. We, the broadcasters, the distributors and the funds were happy with these films because we got awards at major festivals and the red carpet, but we still had only a very limited potential to reach audiences and in the end this is who we make the films for. But 2017 marked also the year, in which we produced our first English language movie 7500 starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and this changed our company’s focus.

 

And after several links to the English language market came Stowaway

Stowaway came to us like a perfect scenario and it was a win-win situation for everybody involved. We could combine the best elements out of Germany, creative freedom, great crews and talents, marvellous facilities, together with the spotlight of an English language project starring a Hollywood cast - the perfect fit for our work. Our goal was and is to produce director driven movies in a boutique style. It can be Elevated Genre movies or dramas with a special edge - always with the potential to attract A level actors and crossover to a worldwide audience. The idea is to produce 2 of these movies per year, so we could be very hands-on and close with our directors. We put a lot of heart, effort, sweat and blood into our projects. And our films can still travel to big festivals but there is much more awareness afterwards.

In order to keep this creative freedom with the talents, it’s also good to be a sales entity. When you are doing so much during the development, financing, pre-production, production and post-production, the distribution part is really important. In order to have a strategy on how to combine these elements and make sure that there are no binding elements in the contract that we have to fulfil. With all the relationships that we have established over the past 13 years it is a logical step to also combine it with doing the sales.

But we don’t want to become a sales company in the classical style. Our sales division is more like a new-boutique-very-streamlined-sales-company and it will focus on financing the company’s production slate through access to equity, market pre-sales and film funds in order to retain creative and financial control over projects. We have a new marvellous colleague Jonathan Saubach who is very experienced and who has worked for Telepool for the past ten years.

In the changing industry we want to focus on the global deals for our movies, and we have established relationships with the US distributors. We can team up at an early stage and we can start developing together and selling it afterwards. So we don't want to compete with the traditional sales agent model like the big players in the field. On the contrary there will be many cases where we will continue to work together with them, especially if we decide for a multi territory strategy. This is also why we teamed up with a strategic partnership with Protagonist.    

 

So you think that you will have more freedom for your work with having the sales?

Yes, this is the main idea to keep the creative freedom with the director. We don’t want to compete with big studio movies. We think that in the US you either have these big studio films like Star Wars or small 1-5 million range movies, but in between there is a gap. And this is something that we wish to come in with great German financing behind us, so it’s a win-win for everyone. It’s not like 20 years ago when you had the expression of “stupid German money”, now we would like to establish a new expression of “smart German money”.

There is a big advantage in Germany, because we are already used to dubbed versions. So for the funds it could be a benefit to support an English language movie because there is the impact of a star like Brad Pitt which the international and also the German audience would like to watch. Sometimes it can be a co-production like on Stowaway and sometimes it’s just an augenschein project. With this we keep the money in Germany and enable the careers of filmmakers and crews to become more established, so they can work on better projects next time. It’s a long-term plan for the next 10 or 20 years.

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TTB Project FRUIT GATHERING by by Aung Phyoe receives funding

Eurimages

Europe's Eurimages Fund supports 49 feature film projects, including 6 documentaries and 3 animation films. Among them 30 projects - including 2 projects developed at EAVE Producers Workshop - produced & co-produced by EAVE graduates:

  • A CUP OF COFFEE AND NEW SHOES ON by Gentian Koçi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou
  • ANXIETY by Slawomir Fabicki, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, EAVE+ graduate Violetta Kaminska
  • BACHMANN & FRISCH by Margarethe Von Trotta, producers: EAVE+ graduates Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bettina Brokemper
  • BANZO by Margarida Cardoso, producer: EAVE graduate Filipa Reis
  • BLACK BOX by Aslı Özge, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo
  • CLOSE by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • EAVE project L'AMOUR SELON DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • EAVE project THE LOST DREAM TEAM by Jure Pavlović, producer: EAVE graduate Bojan Kanjera
  • DANDELION NECTAR by Anna Kuznetsova, producer: EAVE graduate Natalia Drozd, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • DARK PARADISE by Triin Ruumet, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jérémy Forni
  • MOTHERHOOD by Meryam Joobeur, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Ben Hassen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Khalid Maimouni
  • LE PARADIS by Zeno Graton, producer: TTB graduates Valérie Bournonville, Judith Nora
  • HELLO by Stephan Komandarew, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • INFINITY POOL by Brandon Cronenberg, producer: EAVE graduate Karen Harnisch
  • IRAQ, CHILDREN OF SHAME by Pascale Bourgaux, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • MAY LABOUR DAY by Pjer Žalica, co-producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec
  • MISTY - ERROLL GARNER by Georges Gachot, producer: EAVE+ graduate Harry Flöter
  • MR. K by Tallulah H. Schwab, producers: EAVE MW graduate Sanne Sandaert, EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • RED by Camiel Schouwenaar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marcel Lenz
  • RIFT IN THE ICE by Maja Milos, producers: EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • SEA SPARKLE by Domien Huyghe, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • STRANDZHA by Pepa Hristova, producer: TTB graduate Julia Cöllen
  • THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING by Ineke Houtman, producer: EAVE+ graduate Maarten Swart
  • THE EDITORIAL OFFICE by Roman Bondarchuk, producers: EAVE graduates Darya Bassel, Tanja Georgieva
  • THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producer: EAVE graduate Labina Mitevska
  • THE INVISIBLE FIGHT by Rainer Sarnet, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • THE MAN FROM ROME by Jaap van Heusden, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Tsigka
  • THE MAN WITHOUT GUILT by Ivan Gergolet, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec
  • THEY SHOT THE PIANO PLAYER by Fernando Trueba, executive producer: EAVE participant Fabien Westerhoff
  • UNDER THE NAKED SKY by Lilian Sijbesma, producer: EAVE, PUENTES and TTB graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • WINDLESS by Pavel G. Vesnakov, producers: EAVE graduate Veselka Kiryakova, EAVE graduate Alessandro Amato

 

Institut Français – Aide aux cinémas du monde

Funded by l’Aide aux cinémas du monde:

  • TTB project FRUIT GATHERING by Aung Phyoe, producer: TTB graduate Thaiddhi
  • PUMA by Marcela Said, producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs

www.if.institutfrancais.com

 

IDFA Bertha Fund

  • ALIS by Clare Weiskopf and EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, co-producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu is one of six films that receive backing from the IDFA Bertha Fund Europe-International Co-production funding scheme.

www.idfa.nl

              

Finnish Film Foundation

The Finnish Film Foundation has granted production support to 7 feature films and documentaries made by EAVE graduates.

  • FOUR LITTLE ADULTS by Selma Vilhunen, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National CoordinatorElli Toivoniemi, EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt
  • DANDELION NECTAR by Anna Kuznetsova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • SISTERS by Mika Gustafson, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National CoordinatorElli Toivoniemi, EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt
  • THE INVISIBLE FIGHT by Rainer Sarnet, co-producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy
  • SUPERPOSITION by Karoline Lyngbye, producer: EAVE graduate Leila Lyytikäinen
  • THE LAST OF THE SEAGULLS by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho
  • WIND BLOW ME AWAY by Sunna Nousuniemi, producer: EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll

http://ses.fi/en

 

Netherlands Film Fund

  • THE NIGHTS STILL SMELL OF GUNPOWDER by Inadelso Cossa, producer: INDABA graduate Thomas Kaske, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Dutch National Coordinator Frank Hoeve is backed by Netherlands Film Fund and IDFA Bertha Fund Co-Production Scheme.

www.filmfonds.nl

 

Hubert Bals Fund

Projects selected for Hubert Bals Fund’s HBF Script & Development:

  • IN THE SHADOW OF THE HORNS by Ognjen Glavonic, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovovic

Projects selected for the NFF+HBF Co-production Scheme by the Netherlands Film Fund and HBF:

  • THE CITY IS A BATTLEFIELD by Mouly Surya, co-producers: TTB goup leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena, TTB graduate Bradley Liew, EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin
  • THE STATION by Sara Ishaq, co-producer: EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink

www.iffr.com

 

screen.brussels

screen.brussels supports five films by EAVE graduates:

  • LAST DANCE by Delphine Lehericey, producers: EAVE graduates Géraldine Sprimont, Anne-Laure Guégan
  • EAVE project L’AMOUR SELON DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • LE PARADIS by Zeno Graton, producers: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville, EAVE graduate Hans Everaert
  • THE WALL by Philippe Van Leeuw, producers: EAVE participant Maria Møller Christoffersen, EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • THE SILENT TREATMENT by Caroline Stubbe, producers: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers, Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts

https://screen.brussels

 

Croatian Audivisual Centre

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre supports the production of the following films by EAVE graduates:

  • BE REALISTIC, DEMAND IMPOSSIBLE by Vanja Juranic, producers: EAVE graduates Vanja Jambrovic, Tibor Keser
  • DOMACINSTWO ZA POCETNIKE by Goran Stolevski, producer: EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • GOD WILL NOT HELP by Hana Jusic, producer: EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • ILLYRICUM by Simon Bogojevic Narath, producer: EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • LEARNING TO WALK 2 by Jelena Novakovic, producers: EAVE graduates Vanja Jambrovic, Tibor Keser
  • POD SRETNOM ZVIJEZDOM by Peter Kerekes, producers: EAVE graduates Vanja Jambrovic, Tibor Keser

www.havc.hr

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POWER OF LOVE is in production

  • EXODUS by Abbe Hassan, producer: EAVE graduate Mattias Nohrborg is shooting in Greece. The script has been described as “a warm-hearted story of survival and friendship” and is inspired by the director’s own experience as a refugee who left war-torn Beirut for Sweden as a child. In particular, the film will follow young Amal fleeing Syria. In a Turkish harbour, she meets the refugee smuggler Sam. Amal wants to travel to Greece where her sisters are, and then join her parents in Sweden. The quick-witted but traumatised young girl and the older, jaded Sam travel together through Europe in search of freedom, gradually developing a father-daughter relationship that will mean both their survival and awakening. EXODUS is produced by Mattias Nohrborg, Anna-Clara Carlsten and Olle Wirenhed for Swedish studio B-Reel Films. Co-producer is by Film i Väst and SVT, and backinf comes from the Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

https://brf.co

 

  • POWER OF LOVE by Jonas Rothlaender, producers: EAVE graduates Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari is currently filming. A couple navigating their respective roles during a trip to the Turku archipelago, Jonas Rothlaender’s second feature will try to answer some pretty fundamental questions. “When I started the project, I was wondering: is it really possible to be equal in a relationship? For this couple, it certainly changes: sometimes one is more dominant and the other more submissive. It excites them, too,” Rothlaender says. Produced by by Julia M Müller, Luis Singer and Dennis Schanz for StickUp Filmproduktion, as well as Finland’s Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari from Bufo.

www.bufo.fi

 

  • ALCARRAS by Carla Simon, producers: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora, Giovanni Pompili is in production. The perfect state of ripeness of a certain type of fruit has completely governed the progress of a film production – in this case, that of the eagerly awaited second effort by Catalonian director Carla Simon. The shoot had been scheduled to start exactly one year ago, but the health crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic delayed filming by months. For the shoot, it was vital that the peaches, which are so important in the storyline would be hanging from the trees, ready to be picked during the summer. The cast of the film is made up of non-professional actors from the Lleida area and farm workers, who were chosen following a long casting process that lasted over a year, given that it had to be put on hold and happen all over again owing to the pandemic. In the words of the director: “This is a story about belonging to the soil, to a place, but it’s also a drama about the perpetual clashes between the generations, moving on from old traditions and the importance of the family unit in times of crisis." ALCARRAS is a production by Spanish outfits Avalon PC and Vilaut Films, in co-production with Kino Produzioni (Italy). It has secured support from the ICAA, ICEC, MEDIA, Eurimages, MiBACT and the Lleida provincial government. Furthermore, TVE, Movistar+ and TV3 are involved. At the project stage, the project won several prices, f.e. the CNC Award for Best Project, handed out at at the TorinoFilmLab (2018), the Eurimages Co-production Development Award, which it obtained at the 2019 Berlin Co-Production Market and the Special Mention at the 2019 pitch at the Cinéfondation Residence in Cannes. The shoot will continue until the end of July in various rural locations within the province of Lleida.

www.avalonproductions.es

 

  • DES GENS BIENS by Matthieu Donck, Benjamin d'Aoust and Stéphane Bergmans, producer: PUENTES graduate Anthony Rey started shooting. The series tells the story of Tom and Linda Leroy, a couple of thirty-somethings in debt who decide to set up a life insurance scam in order to get the money and start a new life in the sun. The series also follows Philippe, a cop who could have stopped everything, and Cathy, an insurance broker who will investigate come hail or high water; their small border community, left aside by modernity, that refuses to see the evil that is gnawing at it; these good people who didn’t mean to hurt anybody. Carried by Hélicotronc in Belgium and Unité in France is the first co-production between the RTBF and Arte.

www.helicotronc.com

 

  • NOBODY LIKES ME by Tomas Weinreb and Petr Kazda, co-producers: EAVE graduates Guillaume de Seille and Dan Wechsler is shooting. Following a similar thematic thread to the filmmaker’s previous effort I, OLGA HEPNAROVA, NOBODY LIKES ME revolves around characters that do not fit into society. The main character is loner Sara, who works as a secretary at the army headquarters in Prague. Sara unexpectedly falls in love with a mysterious man called Martin. When Sara wants to move their relationship to a physical level, Martin’s deep secret emerges. “A significant source of inspiration for the script was the classic Greek drama Antigone. However, from the very beginning, we wanted the story to take place in the present,” says Kazda. “Both of the main characters are different. Despite this, and notwithstanding their doubts, they are strong personalities and do not give up easily. Their pursuit of happiness goes beyond ordinary everydayness,” says Weinreb about the story, which will touch upon the topic of intersexuality and tolerance. The first clapperboard slammed in March in the Slovak capital, and shooting will continue in Pilsen and Prague before returning to Bratislava. NOBODY LIKES ME is being produced by Czech outfits Black Balance and love.FRAME and Slovak company ARYTMIA, and co-produced by Arizona Productions (France), Bord Cadre Films (Switzerland) and Czech Television. The Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Creative Europe – MEDIA have supported the film.

https://bordcadrefilms.com

 

  • DANGEROUS GENTLEMEN by Maciej Kawalski, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Dziedzic is in production. The film follows Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński, Witkacy, Joseph Conrad and Bronisław Malinowski, four famous bohemians from Zakopane, who wake up after a bibulous all-night party. Their heads are bursting from a hangover, no one remembers anything and the situation is not improved by the corpse of an unknown man found on the floor. In addition, law enforcement officers are knocking on their door. Produced by Agnieszka Dziedzic from Koi Studio in co-production with Leszek Bodzak and Aneta Hickinbotham from Aurum Film, as well as WFS Walter Film Studio and TVN, the film received a production grant from the Polish Film Institute.

www.koi-studio.pl

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SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD by Anna Hints is now in post-production

  • THE UNCLE by Andrija Mardesic and David Kapac, producer: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic is in post-production. The film appears to be set in Yugoslavia in the late 1980s, as a family welcomes their beloved uncle, who has returned home from Germany for the holidays. The reunited family enjoys the traditional Christmas lunch until a smartphone starts ringing. It’s a sign that it is not the 1980s after all, and it soon becomes clear that it’s not quite Christmas time either, and that it is not just the served turkey that can be cut with a knife – the tension can, too. Set almost entirely in one location, THE UNCLE manoeuvres between the grotesque, terror and black humour, telling a story similar to “a Christmas film in which something has gone terribly wrong”. The film is produced by Milan Stojanovic of Belgrade-based Sense Production as well as Ivan Kelava and Tomislav Vujić, of Zagreb-based Eclectica.

www.senseproduction.rs

 

  • SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD by Anna Hints, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Ostrat is in post-production. The film looks at womanhood through the rituals of smoke sauna – an ancient tradition from Southeast Estonia that belongs to the UNESCO Representative Life of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In the darkness of the smoke sauna, women share their innermost secrets and intimate experiences, wash off the shame trapped into their bodies and regain their strength. SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD is produced by Marianne Ostrat through Estonia’s Alexandra Film in co-production with Juliette Cazanave and Pierre Jestaz through the French Kepler 22 Productions and Hlin Johannesdottir through Ursus Parvus (Iceland). The film has recently received production support from the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund. The Estonian Film Institute and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, as well as the Tartu Film Fund and CNC (France) also support the film.

marianne@alexandrafilm.ee

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EAVE project SPACEBOY wins at Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival

LUX Audience Award

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux won the first edition of the LUX Audience Award. The ceremony was held on 9 June, during the Plenary Session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

www.samsa.lu

 

CPH:FORUM

  • TATA (FATHER) by Lina Vdovii & Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan from the Romanian company Manifest Film won the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award dedicated to documentaries and presented at CPH:FORUM. The jury consisted of EAVE graduate Monica Hellström (Final Cut for Real), Xavier Henry-Rashid (CEO Film Republic) and Nino Kirtadze (Eurimages National Representative for Georgia).

https://cphdox.dk

 

Tribeca Film Festival

  • BRIGHTON 4TH by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova won best film, best actor (Levan Tediashvili) and best script awards at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The film also received an award from Netflix, which will contribute to its distribution.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/olena-yershova

              

Krakow Film Festival

  • WALK WITH ANGELS by Tomasz Wysokinski, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus was the winner of the Krakow Film Festival receiving the highest award – the Golden Hobby-Horse for best film – as well as the Polish Producers Alliance Award for Piotr Kobus and Agnieszka Drewno (Mañana) and the Best Music award (Pawel Mykietyn). The film also received the Krakow Film Festival’s recommendation for the European Film Award.

www.krakowfilmfestival.pl/en

                    

Austrian Diagonale Awards

EAVE graduates win 8 awards at Austria’s Diagonale:

  • WHY NOT YOU (HOCHWALD) by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu won the Grand Diagonale Prize for Best Feature Film and the Costume Design award
  • FOX IN A HOLE by Arman T. Riahi, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger was awarded Best Fiction Feature Film Editing
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder won Best Documentary Film Editing
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent was awarded Best Documentary Feature Cinematography
  • SOLDAT AHMET by Jannis Lenz, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun won Best Documentary Feature Sound Design
  • ME, WE by David Clay Diaz, producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Svoboda was awarded Best Actor (Lukas Miko)
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun won the Prize for Outstanding Production Services

www.diagonale.at

 

Berlinale

  • MIGUEL’S WAR by Eliane Raheb, producer: EAVE graduate Felipe Lage Coro won second place of the Panorama Audience Award in the summer edition of the Berlinale.

www.berlinale.de

 

Italian Nastri d‘Argento

  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi wins big at Italian’s Nastri D’Argento: the film won Best Film, Best Producer, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Sound.
  • MISS MARX di Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville was awarded Best Film of the Year.
  • NON MI UCCIDERE by Andrea de Sica, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli won the 'Guglielmo Biraghi' Prize for Young Filmmakers.

www.nastridargento.it

 

Greek Iris Awards

  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa dominated the Hellenic Film Academy (Helfiac) Iris awards, winning 10 of the 14 awards for which it was nominated, including best film, director, first film and screenplay and cinematography.
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Marianne Dumoulin, Konstantina Stavrianou was awarded Best feature film, fiction (Greek minority co-production).

www.screendaily.com

 

Annecy International Animated Film Festival

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen won the Crystal for Best Feature Film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

www.annecy.org

 

Art Film Fest Kosice

  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo won the Blue Angel for Best Director at the Art Film Fest Kosice
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit was awarded Best Film and Best Actress (Sofia Kappel)
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski received a Special Mention

https://cinepass.sk

 

ZagrebDox

  • THE FIRST 54 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producers: EAVE graduates Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen won the My Generation Award at the International Documentary Film Festival ZagrebDox
  • WAKE UP ON MARS by Dea Gjinovci, producer: EAVE+ and PUENTES graduate Britta Rindelaub received a Special Mention of the Young Jury

http://zagrebdox.net/en/2021/home

 

Biografilm

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen won Best Film and the Audience Award at the Biografilm Festival Bologna.
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost won the “Bring The Change” award.

www.biografilm.it

 

Crossing Europe Linz

Three awards for EAVE graduates at Crossing Europe Linz:

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine won the Audience Award - Best Fiction Film
  • HER MOTHERS by Asia Der, Sari Haragonics, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo won the Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary
  • FORCE OF HABIT by Reetta Aalto, Alli Haapasalo, Anna Paavilainen, Kirsikka Saari, Miia Tervo, Elli Toivoniemi, Jenni Toivoniemi, producer: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinatior Elli Toivoniemi won the YAAAS! – Youth Jury Award

www.crossingeurope.at

 

Polish Film Awards

  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski won Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actress (Kinga Preis) at the Polish Film Awards.
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski was awarded Best Cinematography (ex aequo).

http://pnf.pl

 

European Children’s Film Association

  • MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers was awarded Best European Children’s Film of the Year. Instead of during the Berlinale, the annual awards ceremony of the European Children’s Film Association (ECFA) took place at the Zlin Film Festival this year. The award aims to shine a spotlight on European children’s films and call attention to quality movies for a young audience.

www.ecfaweb.org

 

FIPRESCI India

  • NASIR by Arun Karthick, producers: EAVE graduates Mathivanan Rajendran, Reinier Selen was awarded the Grand Prix 2020 for Best Indian Feature Film of 2020 by FIPRESCI India.

http://strayfactory.com/nasir

 

Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival 

  • EAVE project SPACEBOY by Olivier Pairoux, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens was awarded Best Film in the Teen Screen Competition at Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival in Ukraine.

https://molodist.com/en

 

Hungarian Motion Picture Awards

  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sára László, co-producers: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube was awarded Best Scriptwriter and Best Costume Design at the Hungarian Motion Picture Awards.

www.filmneweurope.com

 

Short shorts Film Festival & Asia

  • MISSION: HEBRON by Ronda Segal, producer: EAVE graduate Kobi Mizrahi wins Oscar qualifying award for best Documentary short film at Short Shorts film Festival & Asia

https://www.facebook.com/MissionHebron/

 

PRIX Italia

  • SWAN LAKE BATH BALLET  by Corey Baker, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Beresford won the Web Fiction award at Prix Italia

https://coreybakerdance.com/dance/swan-lake-bath-ballet/

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5 EAVE graduates with projects selected for the new co-production Forum WEMW Goes to Russia

WEMW Goes to Russia

26 projects in development – nine international and 17 from Russia, spanning various formats – were participating in WEMW Goes to Russia, the new co-production forum organised by When East Meets West and ROSKINO. The selected projects by EAVE graduates:

  • COLD AS MARBLE by Asif Rustamov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • GAMBIT by Konstantin Bojanov, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • THE GREAT TRAM ROBBERY by Slobodan Sijan, producer: EAVE graduate Marko Paljic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouckov, Artemio Benki, Rut Oplatkova, Sinisa Juricic, Bostjan Virc
  • I WILL NOT STARVE Umberto Spinazzola, producer: PUENTES participant Alessandro Borrelli
  • OUR FATHER by Goran Stankovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen

www.wemw.it

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EAVE project 200 METERS in French cinemas

In French cinemas

  • THE LAST HILLBILLY by Diane Sara Bouzgarrou, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis. June 9.

www.films-de-force-majeure.com

  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh. June 23.

https://vimeo.com/user3523674

  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer. June 23.

www.1015productions.fr

  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen. June 23.

www.toolboxfilm.dk

  • THE FEVER by Maya Da-Rin, producer: EAVE graduate Leonardo Mecchi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. June 30.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • SOLO by EAVE graduate Artemio Benki, producers: EAVE graduates Artemio Benki, Arash T. Riahi, Karin Berger. June 30.

www.goldengirls.at

 

 

 In Belgian Cinemas 

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. June 2.

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström. June 16.

www.finalcutforreal.dk

 

 

 In Austrian cinemas

  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder. June 4.

www.kgp.co.at

  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, National Coordinator Latin America and PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido. June 3.

www.setembrocine.com

  • GLORY TO THE QUEEN by Tatia Skhirtladze, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu. June 3.

www.amourfoufilm.com

  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent. June 3.

www.aurorafilms.fr

  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun

http://www.panama-film.com

 

 In German cinemas

  • THE THIRD WIFE by Ash Mayfair, producer: TTB graduate Tran Thi Bich Ngoc. June 10.

https://m-appeal.com/catalogue/the-third-wife

  • STOWAWAY by Joe Penna, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jonas Katzenstein. June 24.

www.augenschein-filmproduktion.de

  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese. June 24.

www.pandorafilm.com

  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, National Coordinator Latin America and PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido. June 30.

www.setembrocine.com

 

 

 In Spanish cinemas

  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

www.lavafilms.pl

  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen. June 4.

www.toolboxfilm.dk

  • EAVE project THE PENULTIMATE by Jonas Kærup Hjort, producer: EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Gary Cranner. June 19.

www.chezville.no

 

 

 In Polish cinemas

  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski. June 4.

           www.lavafilms.pl

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. June 11.

  www.topkapifilms.nl

  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN by Thorsten Klein, producer: EAVE graduate Lena Vurma. June 11.

www.dragonflyfilms.de

  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski. June 18.

www.lavafilms.pl

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine. June 25.

www.lavafilms.pl

 

 

 In Czech cinemas

  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen. June 4.

www.toolboxfilm.dk

 

 

 In Greek cinemas

  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel

www.kwassa.be

 

 

 In Finnish cinemas

  • FUCKING WITH NOBODY by Hannaleena Hauru, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki. June 11.

www.aamufilmcompany.fi

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17 films by EAVE graduates selected for Shanghai IFF

Krakow Film Festival (May 30 – June 6)

  • INVINCIBLE by Tom Kolinski, producer: EAVE graduate Lukasz Dzieciol
  • THE RED RING by EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll
  • WALK WITH ANGELS by Tomasz Wysokinski, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus
  • WHEN WE WERE BULLIES by Jay Rosenblatt, producer: EAVE graduate Stefano Tealdi

www.krakowfilmfestival.pl

 

 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (May 30 - June 6)

  • A COLOMBIAN FAMILY by Tanja Wol, producer:  EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen

 

Crossing Europe Festival Linz (June 1 –6)

  • 5 OCTOBER by Martin Kollar, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • ALL-IN! by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • EDEN by Agnes Kocsis, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach, Jean-Yves Roubin, Valon Bajgora
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • HER MOTHERS by Asia Der, Sari Haragonics, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • KALA AZAR by Janis Rafa, producer: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis
  • MADE IN ASH by Iveta Grofova, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE + graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel, Dan Wechsler
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • RÄUBERHÄNDE by Ilker Catak, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler, Gabriele Simon
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

www.crossingeurope.at

 

Oslo Pix (June 2 – 6)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu  
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

http://oslopix.no

 

International Film Festival Rotterdam (June 2 – 6)

  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi
  • FAN GIRL by Antoinette Jadaone, producer: TTB group leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena
  • FARAWAY MA SHADOW WANDERED by Liao Jiekai and Sudhee Liao, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Chua
  • FUCKING WITH NOBODY by Hannaleena Hauru, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • PALMA by Alexe Poukine, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu 
  • THE DINOSAUR by Veikko Aaltonen, producers: EAVE graduates Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
  • THE PHILOSOPHY OF HORROR - A SYMPHONY OF FILM THEORY by Peter Lichter and Bori Maté, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky

https://iffr.com

 

Sheffield Doc/Fest  (June 4 – 13)

  • JUST A MOVEMENT by Vincent Meessen, producer: EAVE graduate Geneviève de Bauw
  • THE RETURN: LIFE AFTER ISIS by EAVE graduate Alba Sotorra Clua
  • THE WOLRD OF MINDFULNESS by Ying Liang, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Chua
  • WHEN WE WERE BULLIES by Jay Rosenblatt, producer: EAVE graduate Stefano Tealdi

http://sheffdocfest.com

 

Biografilm Bologna (June 4 – 14)

  • ALL-IN by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • ARICA by Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén, co-producer: EAVE participant Hanne Phlypo
  • FAITH AND BRANKO by Catherine Harte, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Van Houwelingen
  • GENERATION UTØYA by EAVE graduate Sigve Endresen
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA by Anabel Rodriguez Rios, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • SI LE VENT TOMBE by Nora Matryosian, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • THE LAST SHELTER by Ousmane Samassekou, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

www.biografilm.it

 

Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film (June 8 – 13)

  • ANOTHER COIN FOR THE MERRY-GO-ROUND by Hannes Starz, producers: EAVE graduates Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Barbara Pichler
  • FOX IN A HOLE by Arman T. Riahi, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger
  • WHY NOT YOU (HOCHWALD) by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • MADISON by Kim Strobl, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz
  • ME, WE by David Clay Diaz, producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Svoboda
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu 
  • SARGNAGEL by Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • THE BUBBLE by Valerie Blankenbyl, producers: EAVE graduates Dario Schoch, Karin C. Berger, Arash T. Riahi
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • EVA-MARIA by Lukas Ladner, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber
  • GLORY TO THE QUEEN by Tatia Skhirtladze
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA by Anabel Rodriguez Rios, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • SOLDAT AHMET by Jannis Lenz, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent

www.diagonale.at

 

Midnight Sun Film Festival Helsinki (June 17 – 21)

  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo  
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski  
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy
  • ZOMBI CHILD by Bertrand Bonello, producer: Interchange graduate Judith Lou Lévy www.msfilmfestival.fi

 

Shanghai International Film Festival (June 11 – 20)

  • AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT by EAVE graduate Jens Meurer, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • ERNA AT WAR by Henrik Ruben Genz, producers: EAVE graduates Sébastian Delloye and Esko Rips
  • FOX IN A HOLE by Arman T. Riahi, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger
  • HOME by Franka Potente, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jonas Katzenstein
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • LIFE OF IVANNA by Renato Borrayo Serrano, producer: EAVE graduate Pertti Veijalainen
  • MAGIC MOUNTAINS by Urszula Antoniak, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant Gints Grube
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski 
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu 
  • THE DAWN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • ULBOLSYN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer

www.siff.com

 

International Documentary Film Festival ZagrebDox (June 13 – 20)

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • THE FIRST 54 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producers: EAVE graduates Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost
  • WAKE UP ON MARS by Dea Gjinovci, producer: EAVE+ and PUENTES graduate Britta Rindelaub

http://zagrebdox.net

 

Festival of Mediterranian Film Split (June 17 – 26)

  • DO NOT HESITATE by Shariff Korver, producers: EAVE graduates Leontine Petit and Konstantinos Kontovrakis
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau

http://fmfs.hr/en/

 

Art Film Fest Kosice (June 23 – 27)

  • FOX IN A HOLE by Arman T. Riahi, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu 
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer

https://cinepass.sk

 

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (June 24 – July 4)

  • ANAMNESIS by Chris Wright, Stefan Kolbe, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • LOST FLOWERS by Fabrizio Maltese, producer: EAVE graduate Stéphan Roelants
  • LUCHADORAS by Paola Calvo & Patrick Jasim, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • MIGUEL’S WAR by Eliane Raheb, producer: EAVE graduate Felipe Lage Coro
  • THE BUBBLE by Valerie Blankenbyl, producer: EAVE graduate Dario Schoch

www.filmfestival.gr/en

 

Festival La Rochelle Cinéma (Fema) (June 25 – July 4)

  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • EARTH by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Michael Kitzberger
  • GOLDA MARIA by EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • THE EXIT OF THE TRAINS by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • UNE VIE DÈMENTE by Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon

https://festival-larochelle.org

 

Tribeca Film Festival New York (June 9 – 20)

  • BRIGHTON 4TH by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova
  • DO NOT HESITATE by Shariff Korver, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik

https://tribecafilm.com

 

Festivals cancelled or postponed

  • Transilvania International Film Festival, postponed to July 23 – August 1

https://tiff.ro

 

  • Sydney Film Festival, postponed to August 18 – 29

http://sff.org.au

 

  • Brussels International Film Festival, postponed to September 1 –11

www.briff.be

 

  • Internationales Filmfest Emden Norderney, postponed to October 6 – 13

www.filmfest-emden.de

 

  • Taipei Film Festival, postponed to September 23 – October 7

https://www.taipeiff.taipei

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MEET EAVE IN JULY!

@TIES THAT BIND/FOCUS ASIA, June 29 - July 2, Udine (IT)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp, EAVE Coordinator Tanika Sajatovic

@CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, July 9-13, Cannes (FR)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp, EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

@EAVE Producers Workshop 2, July 19-26, Orléans (FR)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp, EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller, EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis!

It’s time for HOLIDAYS and I wish to thank you for practising yoga with me this year!

It’s been a crazy year and we all deserve super relaxing holidays break!

 

I’ll be back on the yoga mat from August 9 onwards.

Here comes my NEW schedule for ONLINE yoga from August on:

 

THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:55 CEST

THURSDAYS: 19:30 – 21:00 CEST

 

Discounted price for the EAVE graduates:

  • 50 Euro for a 10-class card (40 min)
  • 100 Euro for a 10-class card (90 min)

 

Please register by email: yogatanika@gmail.com

Thanks!

 

If you wish to practice during your holidays, here comes the link to my FREE YOGA VIDEOS.

 

Enjoy your holidays and hope to see you again in August!

 

Namaste,

Tanika

 

More info:

https://www.yogatanika.de/

https://www.facebook.com/yogatanika/

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Call for applications: EAVE Producers Workshop 2022

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its EAVE Producers Workshop.

  Who is it for?

EAVE is aimed at producers (fiction, documentary and TV series), who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to expand their operation internationally by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network. We also welcome applications from associated branches of the industry – e.g. commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals & markets, media administration. Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and take part in three one-week long workshops.

  How does it work?

Half the participants attend the course with projects and it is an excellent means of development through intense focus on the project with colleagues and experts throughout the year. The other half come to EAVE in order to focus on developing their companies or careers. Most participants attending with a project also bring their writer for the first two weeks which enables producer and writer to benefit together from one-to-one sessions with script experts.

During the first two workshops, participants work within groups led by experienced producers and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the third workshop 60-70 Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe's Decision Makers. 

EAVE graduates join a unique network of active European producers which forms one of the backbones of the industry. Furthermore, EAVE participants and members benefit from our partnerships with the leading European film festivals and markets where EAVE facilitates graduate participation. 

  Timeline

The interviews with a pre-selection of candidates will take place in autumn 2021 and the selection will be announced in December 2021. The 3 workshops take place in March 4-11, 2022 in Luxembourg (LU), June 10-17, 2022 in Pärnu (EE), and October 2022 in Barcelona (ES).

  EAVE MARKETING BUDDIES PROGRAMME

The EAVE Marketing Workshop participants are joined every year by selected graduates of the renowned EAVE Producers Workshop, who have trained over one year as specialized marketing professionals.

EAVE is a residential workshop programme with a strong focus on network building. Should local travel restrictions occur, alternative digital solutions will be proposed.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: August 23, 2021

Check out www.eave.org or contact satu@eave.org for more information.

Application form: https://eave.org/apply/pw22

To find out more, click here to read EXCLUSIVE Interview with EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller about the selection for the EAVE 2021 Producers Workshop.

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EAVE MARKETING WORKSHOP 2021 - OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Apply now to EAVE Marketing Workshop 2021!

The call for applications for the next edition of EAVE Marketing Workshop is now open until July 7, 2021

The 2021 edition will take place in Luxembourg, from October 5-10, 2021.

 

EAVE offers a tailor-made workshop embracing the importance of marketing techniques and Audience-centered strategies. Co-Heads of Studies Alya Belgaroui-Degalet and Sarah Calderón have designed a unique programme where participants are collectively working on the group’s projects more than half of the time. Inspired by the EAVE sharing pedagogy, Design Thinking techniques and visual, tangible and ludic exercises, the sessions are equally creative, innovative and strategic. The result is a hands-on approach with concrete tools that anyone can apply immediately within their own team in today’s and tomorrow’s industry. This casual way of learning facilitates network and community building across countries from all over the world.

 

 An important place for digital marketing

Now, more than ever, digital strategies are gaining importance in the audiovisual market. Although digital, innovation and new windows have always been crucial at this workshop, in 2021 we are taking it a step further: we will involve more digital-oriented sessions, more online and hybrid case studies and a handful of forward-thinking social media examples that are linked to the new digital era.

 

The 30 carefully selected participants will have a full overview of the actual marketing trades in terms of targeting and positioning from international sales strategies to national release and also generating awareness all across the release process including festivals.

“I have already seen that my confidence in sharing my ideas with my team when we work on marketing materials on new titles is much stronger. I also have now the confidence to search for inspiration and benchmark from other films.”

Antigoni Papantoni, Heretic Outreach, Greece

 

Participants can apply without a project, or with a project in advanced development, pre-production and post-production to work with cutting-edge marketing specialists, such as Alya Belgaroui-Degalet (Wild Bunch – international sales marketing) and Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency – marketing consultant) as Heads of Studies and contributors like Michael Arnon (Wolf Consultants – PR), Boris Pugnet (former Head of Marketing at Le Pacte / Editor at Turn Right), Wendy Mitchell (Screen International, UK) and others to come. These cherry-picked experts go beyond their own field of marketing and get involved in other experts sessions sharing their complementary experience.

 

“The workshop helped me to put my daily job into perspective and gave me food for thoughts, good practices for future improvements, developments and experiments. It was also great to connect with people with very different backgrounds in the industry."

Mathilde Martin, Charades, France

The workshop is targeted at producers as well as professionals working in sales, distribution and marketing departments. We also welcome applications from related areas of the industry (e.g. regional and national funding institutions, film festivals and markets etc.) and from relevant trainers and consultants who want to innovate in their marketing techniques. The two groups that will be working during the entire workshop are balanced in terms of all the above-mentioned trades of the film industry in order to nourish as much as possible the different perspectives.

 

EAVE MARKETING BUDDIES PROGRAMME

The EAVE Marketing Workshop participants are joined every year by selected graduates of the renowned EAVE Producers Workshop, who have trained over one year as specialized marketing professionals.

 

ONGOING PARTNERSHIPS

EAVE is also proud to announce ongoing steady partnerships. We will select participants from, M:brane, Thessaloniki Crossroads, LA INCUBADORA. Members of CICAE, Europa International, Europa Distribution and EuroVOD as well as EAVE graduates will benefit of special discounts.

 

The workshop will take place in Luxembourg in October 5-10, 2021, in partnership with Film Fund Luxembourg. 

Deadline for submissions: July 7

 

Click here to start your application!

For further information, please contact your EAVE team: marketing@eave.org

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LA FABRIQUE CINÉMA 2021 invites EAVE Producers to meet the selected projects

We are pleased to present the 10 projects selected for La Fabrique cinéma de l’Institut français 2021 - including two projects developed at EAVE workshops:

 

AFRICA

Gabon -  EAVE project FRESCOS OF THE FORGOTTEN (LES FRESQUES DES OUBLIÉS)

by Amédée Pâcome Nkoulou, fiction, 1st feature film, produced by EAVE graduate Samantha Biffot / Princesse M Productions

Coproduction with France (Les films du Bilboquet) and Netherlands (Revolver Films)

South Africa - FLESH OF MY FLESH

by Matthys Boshoff, fiction, 2nd feature film, produced by Jozua Malherbe / Make Stuff Machine

Coproduction with Norway (Ape&Bjorn)

 

LATIN AMERICA

Argentina - ELDER SON

by Cecilia Kang, fiction, 1st feature film, produced by Juan Pablo Miller / Tarea Fina

Coproduction with Paraguay (Sabate Films)

Colombia - ALIS

by Clare Weiskopf, documentary, 2nd feature film, produced by EAVE graduate Nicolas Van Hemelryck / Casatarantula

Coproduction with Romania (DeFilm), Denmark (Magic Hour Films), Chile (Pantalla Cine)

Costa Rica - IF WE DON’T BURN

by Kim Torres, fiction, 1st feature film, produced by Alejandra Vargas Carballo / Noche Negra Producciones

Coproduction with France (Les films du clan) and Mexico (Cine Feral)

Cuba - FALLEN

by Damian Sainz Edwards, fiction, 1st feature film, produced by Viana González / Autonauta Films

 

ASIA

IndIa - SOLO (EKA)

by Suman Sen, fiction, 1st feature film, produced by Arifur Rahman / Goopy Bagha Productions (Bangladesh)

coproduction with France (DW)

Philippines - TIES THAT BIND project DANCING THE TIDES

by Xeph Suarez, fiction, 1st feature film, produced by TTB graduate Alemberg Ang / Daluyong Studios

 

NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST

Afghanistan - KABUL MELODY (MÉLODIE DE KABOUL)

by and produced by Sahra Mani, documentary, 2nd feature film / Afghanistan Doc House

Egypt - THE MISSING PLANET

by Marouan Omara (and Tom Rosenberg), documentary, 2nd feature film, produced by Mark Lofty / Fig Leaf Studios

Coproduction with Germany (Die Gesellschaft DGS)

 

You will find attached the project files.

Given the particular circumstances of this year, depending on your availability and the participants’, whether or not who is coming to Cannes, we can organize meetings online, before or after the Cannes festival, or in person in Cannes.

Video-pitches of the projects are also available on demand (They are not available on the website yet because we will make a live pitching session in Cannes on Sunday the 11th that will be broadcasted on the Marché du Film online)

You can contact the coordinators of La Fabrique Cinéma to have more information about the projects and to organize a 1 to 1 (e-)meeting:  Severine Roinssard: severine@paratifilms.com - Camille Ferrero: ferrerocamille@gmail.com

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TIES THAT BIND 2021 - OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Apply now for TIES THAT BIND 2021!

The call for applications for the next edition of TIES THAT BIND Asia - Europe Co-Production Workshop in 2021 is now open until 23 August 2021.

We are very proud to announce the latest success stories of projects developed through TTB and by TTB graduates in Cannes 2021:

CANNES COMPETITION

  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildikó Enyedi; co-producers: TTB graduate Flaminio Zadra and EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach

UN CERTAIN REGARD

  • TTB project MONEYBOYS by C.B. Yi, developed by Ebba Sinzinger, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Pichler, co-producers: TTB graduate Guillaume de la Boulaye and TTB expert Patrick Mao Huang. World sales by TTB graduate Bérénice Vincent.
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, producers: TTB & EAVE graduate Mark Lwoff and EAVE graduate Misha Jaari, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic
  • WOMAN DO CRY by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB & EAVE graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • REHANA MARYAM NOOR by Abdullah Mohammad Saad, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Chua

SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE

  • SMALL BODY by Laura Samani, producer: TTB & EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar

LA FABRIQUE CINEMAS DU MONDE

  • TTB project DANCING THE TIDES by Xeph Suarez, producer: TTB graduate Alemberg Ang

ATELIER CINEFONDATION

  • TTB project MANDAI RIVER by Michael I. Serwandono, producer: TTB, PUENTES, EAVE & EAVE+ graduate Raymond van der Kaaij

What is TTB?

TIES THAT BIND is the leading training programme for European-Asian co-production. The participants will work with top-notch industry professionals from both continents. The sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, public and private financing in the two regions, pitching, marketing and distribution. They will meet leading Asian and European sales agents, funders and potential co-producers during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in Singapore and the FOCUS ASIA in Udine.

Target Group

TTB is targeted at European & Asian producers focusing on project development. We will select 5 European and 5 Asian producers. In addition to feature fiction films, we are open to TV series or animation fiction films in development. We encourage you to bring your directors to the workshop.

We also welcome applications of European professionals interested in working with Asia such as sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives, or European producers who wish to focus on their career development. We will select 5 career participants to be an active part of the group. In order to benefit from all aspects of the programme, they will be able to partner with project participants and attend the meetings with the experts and decision makers together.

2 Workshops

Workshop 1 will take place at the end of November/ beginning of December 2021 in Singapore (TBC) during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum & Asia TV Forum & Market.

Workshop 2 will take place at the end of April/ beginning of May 2022 in Udine, Italy, within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival & FOCUS ASIA.

“TIES THAT BIND offers a terrific way of learning and seeing things from another perspective in collaboration with skilled and experienced professionals from different territories with a relevant experience in their own industry.”

Geremia Biagiotti, Intramovies (IT), Ties That Bind 2020

“TIES THAT BIND is a great way for Asian and European producers to meet and learn from each other. It's also a huge help in shaping and forming my project to meet the needs of the international market.”

Alemberg Ang, Daluyong Studios (PH), Ties That Bind 2020

Find out all about the target group, the application criteria and regulations on the EAVE website:  https://eave.org/programmes/ties-that-bind-2021

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 23 August 2021

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by the middle of October 2021.

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Aurora Media Holdings. TIES THAT BIND is held in conjunction with Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore.

For more information please contact:

EAVE Coordinator - Tanika Sajatovic: tanika@eave.org

www.eave.org, www.tiesthatbind.eu

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EAVE+ workshop on running sustainable film companies – apply for the September edition!

Applications are now open until June 22, 2021 for the 11th edition of EAVE+!

EAVE+ offers 15 producers the opportunity to discuss their company structures and management practices together with high-profile industry experts during 4 days to tackle the business side of running a film company.

The upcoming edition will focus on company sustainability and how to reinvent yourself in times of crisis. Under the title ‘transforming companies’ we will feature a series of company case studies and inspiring new business models and tackle the role of the producer as a leader.

Together with top-notch experts, we will also explore topics such as cashflow management, company strategies, negotiation with financiers and partners, and raising finance from investors and how to create viable business models for the future.

The workshop is led by EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU). Other experts include Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marc Bordure (AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, FR), Michael Comyn (The Time Signal Limited, IE), Jonas Katzenstein (augenschein Filmproduktion, DE), Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studios, FI), Katriel Schory (IL) and Ada Solomon (HI FILM, RO).

EAVE+ will take place during September 21-26, 2021 in Luxembourg.

« EAVE+ gives your company the necessary tools and information to identify your company's biggest assets and to get them ready for the ever-changing market place. »

Mauro Mueller, Fidelio Films, Mexico, EAVE+ 2020

Applications are open for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience from Europe and the rest of the world until June 22, 2021. 

The programme is designed for producers who have been running their own company for five years + and/or who have worked five years + at senior management level in another company. We strongly recommend that two individuals at senior management level attend from each company

The workshop will tackle topics such as: How to grow as a company? How to reinvent yourself in times of crisis? How to sustain a viable business? What kind of leader am I? How to improve my team management? How to achieve a better life work balance? 

EAVE consultant Linda Beath will take the EAVE+ participants to the next level of company management: how to hire and fire, cashflow management, how to structure your business, and other burning management issues.

EAVE management coach Michael Comyn (The Time Signal Limited, IE) will work on the individual leadership qualities and resilience in private coaching sessions.

Katriel Schory (IL) will explore the role of the producer as a leader when it comes to the creative team, but also their own companies and businesses.

Transforming Companies, new business models and company constellations will be one of the main topics throughout the workshop, that we will explore via a number of inspiring company case studies by Jonas Katzenstein (augenschein Filmproduktion, DE), Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studios, FI), Marc Bordure (AGAT.., FR) and Ada Solomon (HI FILM, RO).

EAVE+ is organised once a year in Luxembourg with support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Film Fund Luxembourg.

For more information, please visit the EAVE+ page or contact satu@eave.org

Apply here: www.eave.org/apply/eaveplusform-21

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Call for EAVE Producers - Focus Asia 2021

Dear EAVE graduates,

We are very pleased to inform you that all EAVE graduates are invited to register for free to the upcoming hybrid edition of Focus Asia, taking place in Udine from June 30, to July 2, 2021. In case you wish to join the event on-site the festival can offer to a limited number of producers a partial travel reimbursement and 3-night hotel accommodation. 

Due to the restricted capacity of the venues FOCUS ASIA will be able to confirm the participation of invited guests on a first come first served basis, so we encourage you to confirm your presence at your earliest convenience.

All the on-site & online participants will have the chance to join a rich and exciting programme including the following initiatives targeting international producers:

1.      All Genres Project Market & EAVE Ties That Bind showcase >> the special platform dedicated to upcoming high-quality feature films in development with co-production or co-financing potential either with Europe or Asia  

2.      ASIAN GATES >> a series of lectures and case studies developed in partnership with EAVE Ties That Bind and EFP on Asia-Europe co-production and distribution strategies of European films in Asia

3.      THE ASIAN DISTRIBUTION LANDSCAPE >> 4 Asian distributors will share insights on the recent trends of distribution in the fragmented Asian market

The programme will also feature a series of case studies, one to one meetings and networking activities to bring closer all our Asian and European participants.

If you are interested in participating on site or online, please contact Elena at focusasia@cecudine.org before June 12, 2021.

It would be indeed great if many of you could join us both physically and virtually!

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Creative Producers Indaba’s second workshop full of highlights

The Creative Producer Indaba is a year-long professional development programme for film producers offered by Realness Institute, in partnership with EAVE, International Film Festival Rotterdam’s IFFR Pro and the Sundance Institute. This yearly fellowship, holding its second virtual workshop, is hosting 17 participants from Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Kenya, Mozambique, Netherlands, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, USA and Sierra Leon.

“At Indaba, we are not only training creative producers, but we are also training leaders that will help build the change they want to see in their local markets by equipping them with the skills and tools they need to sustain a career in film,” said African group leader and Realness Institute co-founder, EAVE participant Mehret Mandefro who moderated Indaba’s Opening Assembly that took place on Tuesday 1 June. She hosted a conversation on leadership, one of the guests in conversation with Mandefro was Vanja Kalujercic, the festival director of International Film Festival in Rotterdam (IFFR), who spoke about the influence of Covid on IFFR and their partners: “We believe that the disruptions Covid-19 has caused have created space and momentum for the industry at large including cultural institutions to reinvent themselves.”

The second guest during the opening assembly was Nkiru Balonwu, a strategic communication and stakeholder specialist from Nigeria and Creative Director of The Africa Soft Power Project, who spoke on how film can be used as an influential instrument: “Films are the most powerful tool we have to reshape perceptions about Africa.”

The Creative Producer Indaba was created to provide professional training and hone the leadership skills of tenacious producers committed to telling African stories. In this spirit, this conversation is one of the highlights in the program as the guests discussed what it means to be a leader and how to best make the case for investing in the creative and cultural sector as a way of building a more prosperous future for Africa.

Through plenary sessions, masterclasses, case studies and one-on-one meetings with assigned mentors, the selected participants address project development and planning, project financing, PR and marketing, leadership and advocacy. Other highlights the participants attended included a marketing masterclass facilitated by the Executive Director of CinemaChile, EAVE graduate Constanza Arena: “Most producers are mostly focused on financing, dealing with the talents, directors requests and the scripts. They postpone the thinking of audiences for the post-production stage and that is something we want to change".

Another highlight included an international sales masterclass facilitated by the head of Acquisitions at Memento Films International, Sata Cissokho and Naima Abed, who is the producer at Paradise City, an affiliate of Memento International.

Other film industry professionals that were hosting sessions were producer and co-founder of Banshee films, Delphine Jaquet, Jamaican-American producer and lawyer Rob Maylor and film producer and EAVE graduate Cait Pansegrouw. Jaquet will, among other sessions, presented a case study on the financing of the Ivory Coast Oscar-shortlisted Night of the Kings by Philippe Lacôte, which she produced. Pansegrouw presented a case study on the marketing of the award-winning Lesotho set drama This is not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese. The workshops continued until 10 June and the participants have also participated in group sessions, focused on their personal career growth.

In addition to providing professional training and career growth, Creative Producer Indaba aims to be a forum for rethinking business models for content creation in Africa, while also exploring more equitable frameworks for collaboration between the continent and the global North. As part of the program, the producers are also spending time exploring peership and laying the foundations for a continent-wide producer’s network.

It has been an incredible experience to be able to truly fellowship with other producers, who are going to similar challenges. We have been sharing our stories and learning from different case studies that really inspired us to start thinking about innovative and creative approaches to financing, releasing, and distributing films.” says participating producer Toni Kamau from Kenya and producer at We Are Not the Machine.

Establishing a solid community of producers in Africa is an outcome that will be a critical for the program’s sustainability and success, while also strengthening the African film industry at large. Creative Producer Indaba would not be possible without the support of A51 Pictures, Documentary Africa, International Emerging Film Talent Association, French Institute of South Africa, National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa and Urucu Media.

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PUENTES announces its 2021 selection!

EAVE PUENTES, the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production is thrilled to announce the selection of the 14 participants for its 2021 edition!

PUENTES takes place over 2 workshops. The first workshop will take happen online from June 14 – 25, in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund, IDM Südtirol / Alto Adige and MiC. During the second week of the first workshop, EAVE and its partners will organize in addition PUENTES ITALIA, a special programme dedicated to Italian producers and film professionals interested in deepening opportunities for collaborating with Latin America. PUENTES ITALIA will be held from June 21-24 in Bressanone, Italy.

Workshop 2 will be held in Uruguay in November 2021, prior to Ventana Sur (November 29 – December 3). Thanks to a partnership between EAVE and Marché du Film, the 2021 PUENTES participants will attend the Latin American Audiovisual Market.

In partnership with Mutante Cine, the second workshop of PUENTES is granted with the support of ICAU (Instituto de Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay), Egeda, Montevideo Socio Audiovisual and IBERMEDIA PROGRAMME.

The following 9 participants focusing on project development with feature films development and 5 participants focusing on career development have been selected for PUENTES:

  Alessandro Borrelli,La Sarraz Pictures, Italy 

  Alba Bosch-Durán, Oberon Media, Spain 

  Julia Cherrier, Calouma Films, France/Mexico

  Bárbara Defanti, Sobretudo Produção, Brazil

  Pamela Guinea, Cine Concepción, Guatemala

Project: Nosotros by Joaquín Ruano

  Lionel Massol, Film Grand Huit, France

Project: El Día de Mi Bestia by Camila Beltrán

  Lorena Morín, MECAS International Market dedicated to Almost Finished Films and Films to be Made, Spain

  Clementine Mourão-Ferreira, Barraca Producciones, Portugal / France / Mexico

  Annabelle Mullen Pacheco, Belle Film, Puerto Rico,

Project: Braided by Raisa Bonnet

  Emanuele Nespeca, Solaria Film srl, Italy

Project: Ultraworld by Felice V. Bagnato

  María Ángeles Palacios Bonilla, Punk S.A., Ecuador

Project: Loretta Young and the Monsters by Javier Andrade

  Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto, Inercia Films, Colombia

Project: Horizon by César Augusto Acevedo

  Triin Tramberg, Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia

  Quentin Worthington, MPM Premium, France

 

In addition, 11 Italian professionals have been selected for PUENTES ITALIA taking place in parallel to the main workshop.

4 of them are bringing a documentary project in development to the workshop, 3 of them a fiction feature and 4 are focusing on their career development and exploring the opportunities of working with Latin America.

  Michele Aiello, ZaLab,

Documentary project: Oasis

  Armando Andria, Ladoc

Docu-fiction project:  The Utopia of Pulcinella

  Serena Gramizzi, Bo film

Documentary project : La Maleta de Francisca

  Chiara Toffolo, Tesla production

Documentary project : Digital Nomads

  Ivan Casagrande Conti, Rosso

Fiction project: Los Océanos Son Los Verdaderos Continentes

  Chiara Cruciatti, Disparte

Fiction project : Il Cileno

  Francesca Portalupi, Indyca

Fiction project : LP

  Debora Nischler, Albolina Film

  Lucia Pornano, Doc/It (Associazione Documentaristi Italiani)

  Paolo Bogna, Nefertiti Film

  Moritz Bonatti, HELIOS sustainable Films

 

The PUENTES workshop is made possible with the support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and IBERMEDIA, and with the recognition of the Directorate-General for Cinema and Audiovisual of the Ministry of Culture.

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Equity and inclusion - an exclusive Interview with EAVE graduate Tamara Dawit

EAVE graduate Tamara Dawit is an Ethiopian-Canadian producer and director. She is based in Toronto and in addition to producing works part time at the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) as Lead for Equity and Inclusion.

With EAVE, Tamara talks about her work on equity and inclusion and why this could raise more awareness and food for thoughts for many players in the film industry.

 

At DOK.fest München earlier this month you were participating in a panel called “Kill the Documentary as We Know It”. You emphasized that to end racism and discrimination in film one has to change the way films are financed. Why is the money side so important?

I think that whether it’s a documentary or a web series or an animated film, it’s really about the financing. A lot of the work I’ve been doing for equity and inclusion, among the first things were: a) count the people - who is there and what community do they represent, and b) follow the money. I think in any industry you need to understand how it functions and money basically provides access. For communities who are underrepresented in films, for those that are equity or sovereignty seeking, it’s often the lack of money that hinders their career. Or there can be an easier access to money for other filmmaking communities that allows them to make films faster, to produce more content, and to be able to access markets more easily. So, there are always barriers, but those barriers can fall away more quickly when you have more money. So that’s the first step in accountability to understanding where we are at: who is receiving money and who is not receiving money, and are some of these funds perhaps just the barriers that are unintentionally excluding certain communities.   

 

So if you give access to money, you allow people who are underrepresented to have access to film and to be heard?

Yes, but that’s not the only solution. I think it’s a number of things that need to occur. I think the conversation that is happening now, specifically in Canada, and more frequently also in circles in which I’m working in Africa, is around the ownership control of intellectual property. Is it enough to say: we are doing equity things, we are being inclusive because we have funded a television show with Black writers, or a movie with a Vietnamese director; is that enough? At the surface level you can then say: here are these above the line crews who come from these communities. Or there can be a disabled person, or a LGBTQ+ person, or whoever it is, but we are much more interested in the ownership control of intellectual property, and this is still sitting predominately with straight white male owned film companies. And they are actually the companies that are being empowered through making these shows. These companies are being stabilised and they are growing, they are the ones who are dealing and controlling the business relationships with broadcasters, sales agents and buyers. When we look at the benefit back to the community and the filmmaker: is that Vietnamese director any further ahead in controlling his career and stabilising his filmmaking practice, because he didn’t own the content that he meant to create? Also, by not owning it, how much control did he have in the distribution, and how has this perhaps perverted his editorial control, because maybe now the producer and the broadcaster are sitting in a seat above the author/director?

 

 

You have been developing the Canadian Media Fund’s midterm strategy for film funding, and you have working on measures to enable the diversity of voices in Canada. What are these measures?

I was part of the team that led the work on setting up a strategy for equity and inclusion at the Canadian Media Fund (CMF). The CMF is not really a film fund, it funds television content, so sometimes that could include films that are working with the broadcaster, but it’s primary television content: children’s content, documentaries, TV dramas and also digital experimental content such as AR, VR, video games, web series. In terms of the CMF’s strategy, it sits within three pillars of thoughts: It was, first of all, in community consultation, so it’s not something we thought of alone in a room or alone in our homes connected over zoom. We really wanted to start consulting with communities understanding their issues with the CMF. We wanted to hear about those issues within the industry and what are their ideas for solutions and changes, and the ways that CMF can maybe act sometimes as a bridge to bring up and connect other institutions in the screen-based sector in Canada.

And when you look at the things that we are now going to do, there’s a sort of inward-facing change. So, how can we work to improve the diversity of the members of the board at CMF? How can we work on inclusion within staff? How can we provide training and support for the staff and how can we make sure that equity and inclusion isn’t a thing that is somewhere sitting on a shelf but that it’s something that crosses the organisation, and that it’s a part of the thought process in all corporate decisions. So that means: if you are hiring a supplier for shooting a corporate video, or if you are redesigning the website, or if you are hiring an accountant, how can you think about equity and inclusion? So it’s not a boring internal thing but it also has to happen for more external things.

 

So you had an integrated approach.

Of course, the big bucket is looking at the funds administered by the CMF and trying to start to understand about the data. We don’t really know who has access to our funds from an analytical perspective because we don’t have this personal race-based data information. We also don’t have any information about who has been identified as deaf or disabled, we don’t know much about people’s genders or sexualities, and how does that play into who is receiving money and who isn’t.

The bottom line is to start from there and to look at the company’s ownerships, and also to work on systems with other larger institutions in Canada such as Telefilm Canada, which administers feature films funding. We need to understand how we can set up a system whereby creators in the screen sector can self-identify, because we don’t want a situation where you are a producer and you are told to identify your director, writer, editor, DOP, along all these categories.

 

What did you find out about company’s ownerships?

We have a bit of a baseline of information on the participation of racialised or Indigenous owned companies in the CMF’s funding pools, because of money distributed in regard to COVID-19. As it became quite clear when the government started to roll out money to the film and television sector for COVID-19, that of course this was only going to these big white owned companies. There are other companies who are also active but were not able to access it. So, we set up a specific fund, whereby those creators could apply as company owners, which means basically producers, and self-identify as being from a racialised community. Money for Indigenous communities was administered through the Indigenous Screen Office, so that started to give us a bit of baseline information of how many companies are out there. We did a survey with these companies, which will be coming out soon, to try to understand what type of content they produce, how often they produce content and at what budget levels, how many company owners do they have, how long have they been existing, etc. So, we are starting to get an understanding of those companies and their needs, and they also told us about their needs and challenges in that survey.

Those are the things that we are using to inform programmatic changes, so the CMF this year at least will have a pilot programme for racialised communities, which means for companies who are owned and controlled by majority of racialised persons, this is Black and/or person of colour. There is a separate call for Indigenous communities. It’s called a pilot programme, because we are still learning about the needs of this community and the type of content that they are trying to create, at what budget levels and with what partners, and what issues they are facing.  

 

What are these issues?

We know, of course, that the CMF’s funding system is set up with the requirement of triggers, because it was set up to support broadcasting Canadian content, so there are still larger barriers, external to the CMF, in regard to the appetite of the Canadian broadcasters to greenlight and to license the content from racialised and Indigenous companies. So, we will learn who is willing to come to the table to support the content from these communities, because that will of course be a part of the trigger to make those projects eligible for the financing with the CMF.

Broadcaster triggers are something that we heard a lot about through consultations and is a part of a larger consultation that the CMF is doing now; what is a way forward for our industry, for this fund in Canada, and what other types of triggers should be allowed or how they should be rethought. So, at this point, everything is on the table in terms of redesigning and rebuilding and listening. Right now, we are trying to learn specifically about racialised communities through this programme this year.

 

What made you as a filmmaker and a producer to concentrate on these funding strategies and measures?

Maybe a few things: before I worked full time in the film industry, I worked in the music industry. I worked specifically on funding to industry through a lot of funding of exports, capacity building and industry initiatives, so through that job I started looking at how can the music industry start to improve around equity and inclusion. This was ten years ago, and no one was thinking about those things in the music industry, and I don’t think that anyone is thinking about them that much, sadly, today. So, I had that experience in terms of fund administration and that was also a Canadian fund that was similar to the CMF. There is a mix of companies that own the broadcasters, like the big satellite telecommunication companies, and it’s the government funding.

And then also for myself. I moved to Ethiopia because I found that there were no opportunities for me to have a career in the screen sector in Canada as a Black producer/director. I felt it was too challenging. I felt that especially because the system was set up to require broadcasters to do anything, but the broadcasters didn’t want to work with me. The film I produced in Canada, I had to give all of the intellectual property to a white production company, because that was the only way that the system was willing to engage with me on that type of content. I guess I was a part of a brain drain. I didn’t find any space for me to create, and I found that there was much more opportunity for me to work in the screen sector by being in Ethiopia. Also, a lot of the content that I was working on was set there, so it made sense not to be in Canada.

 

 

So why did you return?

Because of COVID-19, it then became difficult to be in Ethiopia, because the way that I was earning money completely dried up. All film production stopped. I also had concerns about the health system and the Canadian government was constantly messaging that everyone should come back. So, I came back to Canada at the point when the Ethiopian government turned off the internet because of political insecurity. I was doing the EAVE 2020 Producers Workshop online, I was doing festivals online, and I couldn’t be offline. The last few things that I was doing and that were making me money, I couldn’t access because of the political situation, so I came back to Canada.

I’ve already been involved in Canada for about 2 years with an organisation called the Racial Equity Media Collective (REMC), which is an organisation that looks at policy and research around racial equity in the screen sector. Because of what was happening in the US following the death of George Floyd and similar deaths that happened around the same time here in Canada, there was a lot of activity and conversation happening in the screen sector. So, through the REMC I started to participate more actively in those conversations, and that’s how I started to work more closely with the CMF. First as a consultant and now as a part-time contract worker with them. It was an unexpected turn of events, maybe somewhat because of COVID-19, but it’s also something that really interests me. That’s why I was a board member and I continue to be on the board of the REMC, because I always thought it doesn’t have to be as difficult as it was for me. That’s why I volunteer with that organisation and that’s why I do all of these public speaking events when people invite me.

 

What do you think are the challenges you’ll have to face in the next years?

I think that the CMF has a genuine interest in making these changes. Of course, there are barriers with the government because the government is always a slow-moving machine. I think, as much as the government is open to making changes, it’s a longer process for them to be convinced and to think through how to make these changes. And sometimes that means that perhaps to community and to industry it seems that we are moving slowly, but it’s because we are trying to do things in a meaningful way. So, for me, that’s one of the things that I appreciate, and I like that approach, because I like to be quite strategic. I also come from working in international development and a lot of that work was done with the end results and all of the tactics that measure up to it. I look at things in that sort of process and I think, of course, and I understand people are frustrated, but if we did something that is rushed, it may not be in the end the best thing.

I think sometimes another challenge is to bring everyone to the table. Because we may have the mindset within the CMF that these are the things we have agreed should be done, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all the other institutions will follow, or that the broadcasters will agree to trigger these contents or agree to work with us in the same way that we want to work with them. I think there are always those challenges, but we cannot ignore the fact that there is when we talk about Indigenous people and people of colour there is a systemic racism. That’s a thing in Canada. Sometimes people think that’s only the thing in the US, but it’s exactly the same thing here. We had slavery as well for nearly as long in Canada. I think that internationally the world often forgets that and thinks that Canada is some sort of nation where everyone is singing Kumbaya, which is not the case. We still have large barriers. Is it easy for someone to get a broadcaster if all the decision makers don’t come from their community? But then suddenly a lot of institutions want to hire racialised and Indigenous staff. We have never as an industry promoted and trained and made space for these individuals to have entry levels positions, let’s say in film festivals, in film institutions, as sales agents, broadcasters, and now that you want to hire someone in a decision-making role, because you are being pressured that you don’t have a Black or Indigenous staff person, where will you find them?

At the same time, we are also trying to prop up organisations to work with these communities like the Indigenous Screen Office and the Black Screen Office, and the organisation called BIPOC TV & Film, and then at the same time the Francophone organisations. Where do we find the people with the administrative skills to run those organisations? I think, as much as sometimes we talk about a brain drain or a lack of experienced producers in Canada from these communities, because we haven’t ever let them go beyond doing a calling card film, or their first short or a web series, we haven’t given them a bigger budget because we didn’t trust those people, or we didn’t want to work with these companies that we didn’t know. Now we are having the same issue on the industry side: how do we have enough staff people to fill these positions we are suddenly feeling pressured to hire.

 

You participated in the EAVE Producers Workshop, so do you think the situation is similar in Europe?

I think that there are many similarities in Europe. I haven’t worked first-hand in the industry there, so these are only the things that I have noticed through being in programmes in Europe and through talking to my colleagues. When I sit in Ethiopia and look to finance an Ethiopian film, it means I’m going to work with European co-producers. One of the main reasons I went to EAVE is to help me with that. But that also means that likely all of the co-producers that will be willing, prepared and positioned to work with me, will be white. And I know there are producers who are some other racialised communities, but I don’t know where they are. I think I met only one non-white European through EAVE. I’ve done Torino, Berlinale Talents, the Rotterdam Lab, CineMart, the Producers Network in Cannes, etc. and I have found hardly any European producer who was not white.

In the last year I talked to a number of funding institutions in Europe, and it’s not often that I find someone that understands why this is even something to think about. So I think that’s because there’s a lack of civil society type of organisations. I’m not sure that there has been in Europe the same pressure applied on the industry to make change. But I don’t know if this is correct, maybe these institutions exist, and I just can’t find them. Or maybe it’s again what we talked about earlier, like access. It’s expensive to get into a lot of these programmes and it’s expensive to go to a lot of these markets. If you are not hooked in to your funder who can get you there, then you probably won’t show up and meet me when I’m flying from Ethiopia. I mean, I know when I look at the Canadians who are funded primarily through Telefilm Canada and some of the provincial funds who come to Cannes and the EFM and the Rotterdam Lab, they are predominantly white Canadians. Because those are the people who understand how to access the system and how to tap into it, and how to put their hand up and say “yes, I’d like to be considered for those programmes”. I think there are a lot of the same barriers repeating themselves, and I’d like, personally, to meet these people and to find them, because I think it would be a really interesting exchange.

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EAVE project VICENTA B supported by Sørfond

Film Fund Luxembourg

Film Fund Luxembourg supports sixteen film projects, among them:

  • AUX SOURCES DE LA FANTASY by EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants
  • BACHMANN & FRISCH by Margarethe von Trotta, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • BOSS by Bogdan Mirica, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • FLOATING WITH SPIRITS by Juantia Onzaga, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • LOTRENGEN by Rui Eduardo Abreu, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • MOTHER MARA by Mirjana Karanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges
  • SAVING MOZART Gérard Corbiau, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandra Hoesdorff

www.filmfund.lu

 

Norwegian Sørfond

The Norwegian Sørfond has granted support for six international co-productions with Norwegian minority producers. Among them:

  • THE NIGHTS STILL SMELL OF GUNPOWDER by Inadelso Cossa, producer: Creative Producer Indaba participant Thomas Kaske
  • EXCURSION by Una Gunjak, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • EAVE project VICENTA B by Carlos Lechuga, producer: EAVE graduates Dag Hoel, Claudia Calvino

www.sorfond.no

 

  • THE PASSION OF STEFAN by Alexandru Maftei, producer: EAVE graduate Iuliana Tarnovetchi is in preparation. The film will explore one day in the life of Stephen the Great who ruled Moldavia between 1457 and 1504. The screenplay centres on a day in the life of Stephen the Great, a military leader who fought against the Ottoman invasion and who has since become known as one of the greatest rulers in Romania’s history. The project was granted by the Romanian National Film Center. The shoot will take place in the second half of 2021 and at the beginning of next year, both in the studio and on location in various areas within the Romanian region of Moldavia.

www.alienfilm.ro

 

  • TIGER by Andrei Tanase, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci is in preparation. EAVE graduate Alexa Rivero is co-producing through Altamar Films (France) together with EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou from Graal (Greece). The screenplay, written by Tanase, and inspired by a real event that took place in 2011 in the city of Sibiu, centres on Vera, a veterinarian working for a provincial zoo. Following a personal tragedy, Vera has become more and more estranged from her husband, Toma, and when she realises that he has been cheating on her, her distress leads to the escape of Rihanna, an adult tiger that has just been bought by the zoo. As the entire town hurries to take part in the desperate search for the tiger, Vera will go through various misadventures that will challenge her entire view on life. The film is supported by the Romanian National Film Center. The shoot is scheduled over 26 days, in July and August, in Bucharest and the city of Targu Mures. Producer Anamaria Antoci says that the most challenging aspect of her project is working with a real tiger.

www.4prooffilm.ro

 

  • WINDLESS by Pavel Vesnakov, producers: EAVE graduates Veselka Kiryakova, Alessandro Amato is in pre-production. Through the relationship between a grandfather, a father and a grandson, Vesnakov’s second feature portrays three Bulgarian generations and their attitude towards roots, memories and the past. The plot revolves around a small town where a major investor is buying up people’s land – even the local graveyard. The only one who opposes the deal is Kaloyan, the oldest protagonist. His stubbornness sparks a conflict within the community, as well as within the family. WINDLESS, co-produced by Bulgaria’s Red Carpet and Italy’s Disparte, participated in the Les Arcs Coproduction Village and is now receiving supervision from the Sam Spiegel Jerusalem Film Lab’s script consultants. Financial support secured so far comes from the Bulgarian National Film Center and the MiC minority co-production fund in Italy. The film will be shot entirely in Buhovo, slated to start in November 2021.

http://redcarfilms.com | www.disparte.com

 

  • DECONSTRUCTION by Pavel Vesnakov, producer: EAVE graduate Veselka Kiryakova is in development. In the meantime, Vesnakov is developing his third feature, centring on a 50-year-old astronomer working in the biggest observatory in Southeastern Europe. When he learns that the state intends to close down the observatory, the protagonist decides to preserve its giant lens, which he believes he has photographed God with. Although the project has sci-fi elements, Vesnakov claims that ever since the conception of the idea, he has wanted to realise the film in the most intimate and simplified way possible. Once again, Red Carpet is the production company behind the project, and it has already secured financing for development from the Bulgarian National Film Center. DECONSTRUCTION participated in the Sofia Meetings co-production market, where it was given the FOCUSFOX Award for Best Project.

http://redcarfilms.com

 

  • REMAINS OF LIFE by Sevda Shishmanova, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Veselka Kiryakova is in development. After directing several TV documentaries on hot political topics, experienced Bulgarian TV reporter and journalist Sevda Shishmanova is developing her first feature, based on the circumstances surrounding an explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists at Burgas airport in 2012, which resulted in seven deaths. The project is a co-production between Bulgaria’s Red Carpet and German outfit 42films GmbH, which are currently negotiating with a third partner from Israel, since shooting will take place partly there. So far, funding has been secured from the Bulgarian National Film Center. The plot is fictional; however, it does reflect actual events to a significant degree. In parallel, it narrates the personal stories of the seven victims, including the murderer. In particular focus is the story of the Bulgarian bus driver of Muslim origin who died in the attack, while emphasis has also been placed on the dramatic clash between a photographer and the lead investigator in the case. While working on the script, co-writers Shishmanova and Berlin-based scriptwriter Milena Petrova made use of interviews with the victims’ loved ones, the surviving passengers and the individuals involved in the investigation, as well as records of interrogations of witnesses, photos, and footage from the investigative analysis of the planning and execution of the attack.

http://redcarfilms.com

 

  • MOTHER MARA by Mirjana Karanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen, co-producers: EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges and Adrien Chef is in development. Mara (50), a successful businesswoman and single mother, suddenly loses her son Nemanja (18) to a heart attack. Incapable of dealing with the loss of her only child, she shuts herself out from her family and friends. She buries the trauma deep inside and when she meets Milan (25), she agrees to a no-strings-attached physical relationship with him. MOTHER MARA is produced by Snezana van Houwelingen through Serbia’s This and That Productions in co-production with Paul Thiltges and Adrien Chef through Luxembourg’s PTD, Vladimir Bulajic through Slovenia’s December, Nemanja Becanovic through Montenegro’s VHS and Damir Ibrahimovic through Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Deblokada. The project has received production grants from Film Fund Luxembourg, Film Center Serbia, the Slovenian Film Centre, Film Centre of Montenegro, the Sarajevo Film Fund and the MEDIA - Creative Europe programme. Shooting is expected to commence in the spring of 2022.

www.thisandthat.rs

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DETECTIVE BRUNO is shooting

  • CROSSING by Jacqueline van Vugt, producers: EAVE graduates Raymond van der Kaaij, Sinisa Juricic is filming. Principal photography on the debut fiction feature by Dutch writer-director started last week in Pula, Croatia, and will continue on location in Rijeka, Zadar and Zagreb. The multi-character drama consists of three stories that intertwine in real time during a ferry-boat crossing from Morocco to Spain. Desperate in their fear of loss, the protagonists struggle to find a way to reach each other, but their powerlessness leaves room for the inevitable. The co-production between Revolver Amsterdam, Belgium's A Private View and Croatia's Nukleus Film was supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, and has accessed tax-incentive schemes in all three countries.

www.revolver.nl

 

  • DIRTY, DIFFICULT, DANGEROUS by Wissam Charaf, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent is shooting. The story revolves around Ahmed, a Syrian refugee who had hoped to find love with Mehdia, an Ethiopian cleaning lady, but it seems impossible in Beirut... Will this pair of sentimental refugees successfully find the path towards freedom, despite the fact that Syrian War survivor Ahmed seems to be consumed by a mysterious illness which is slowly transforming his body into metal? DIRTY, DIFFICULT, DANGEROUS is produced by Charlotte Vincent on behalf of Parisian firm Aurora Films and is co-produced by Lebanon’s Né à Beyrouth Films and by Marco Valerio Fusco on behalf of Italy’s IntraMovies. The feature film enjoys the support of the Italian Ministry for Culture (MiC), the French-Speaking Film Fund - OIF, the Collectivity of Corsica, the Doha Film Institute and the CNC (via its emergency fund for Lebanon). The five-week film shoot will unfold until 2 July between Corsica and Beirut.

www.aurorafilms.fr

 

  • TEN IN A HALF by Danis Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo, executive producer EAVE graduate Adis Djapo started in Sarajevo. The film takes place in a pandemic-stricken Sarajevo and follows two Sarajevan cevap-makers, friends and antipodes who have clashes over quality of cevaps in their shops, actually questioning life decisions and accepting inevitable changes. The film is produced by Obala Art Centar, Sarajevo Film Festival and Turkish State Radio and Television (TRT) as part of joint project of Sarajevo City of Film for Global Screen (SCF GS). Film producers are Mirsad Purivatra, Amra Baksic Camo and Jovan Marjanovic, the executive producer is Adis Djapo. The Sarajevo City of Film for Global Screen (SCF GS) project focuses on directors from Southeast Europe whose films have previously been screened and awarded at Sarajevo Film Festival. Tanovic's film is the third one within that project.

www.pro.ba

 

  • THE UNCLE by Andrija Mardesic and David Kapac, producer: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic is shooting. The story seems to be set in Yugoslavia in the late 1980s, when a family welcomes their beloved uncle, who has returned home for the holidays from Germany. All is well until a smartphone starts ringing, a sign that it is not the 80s and not even Christmas. Ivan Kelava and Tomislav Vujic are producing through Eclectica in co-production with Milan Stojanovic through Serbia’s SENSE Production. The project is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and the Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT). The film will be shot in Zagreb and Zagorje till Mid-June.

www.senseproduction.rs

 

  • DETECTIVE BRUNO by by Mariusz Palej and Magdalena Niec, producer: EAVE graduate Joanna Szymanska is currently shooting in Warsaw. The script tells the story of eight-year-old Oscar, a big fan of the series DETECTIVE BRUNO. He lives in an orphanage and on his birthday he finds an envelope with a clue leading to the last gift hidden by his parents. He decides to hire the best detective he knows to help him solve the mystery. Joanna Szymanska is producing through Shipsboy and the coproducers are the Mazovia and Warsaw Film Funds, Aeroplan Studios, and Wojciech Stuchlik Film Production. The project was supported by the Polish Film Institute.

www.shipsboy.com

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A BALLADE is in post-production

  • A BALLADE by Aida Begic, producer: EAVE graduate Adis Djapo is currently in post-production. The film follows 30-year-old unambitious Meri, a housewife and a mother of an 8-year-old girl Mila, whose 14 years older husband Hasan throws her out of their home in a fit of jealous rage. After returning to her parents’ home without her daughter, whom Hasan decided to keep, Meri realises she is trapped in a wicked circle of provincial laws and rules, and her family’s needs and ambitions. Trying to find herself, Meri auditions for a film that is to be shot in the neighbourhood. Adis Djapo, Aida Begic and Erol Zubcevic are producing through Film House in co-production with their regular French co-producer Francois d’Artemare of Les Films de l'Après Midi. The film is expected to premiere in 2022.

www.pro.ba

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THE LAST SHELTER wins at CPH:DOX

David di Donatello Awards

  • Three awards for MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville at the Italian David di Donatello Awards. The film won Best Producer, Best Music and Best Costume Design.

www.daviddidonatello.it

 

CPH:DOX

  • THE LAST SHELTER by Ousmane Samassekou, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You scooped the main prize, the Dox:Award at CPH:DOX.

https://cphdox.dk

 

HotDocs

  • SCHOOL OF HOPE by Mohamed El Aboudi, producer: EAVE graduate Pertti Veijalainen won the Special Jury Prize – International Feature Documentary at the Canadian HotDocs.

www.hotdocs.ca

 

Bolzano Film Festival

  • WHY NOT YOU (HOCHWALD) by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu won Best Film at the Bolzano Film Festival, Bozen.

http://www.amourfoufilm.com

 

Cyprus Film Days Festival

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili & Agnieszka Wasiak scooped the Glocal Images Best Film Award at the Cyprus Film Days Festival.

www.cyprusfilmdays.com

 

Belgrade FEST

  • Two awards for OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo at the Belgrade International Film Festival FEST. The film won the Belgrade Victor for Best Film and the Nebojsa Djukelic Award
  • TEREZA37 by Danilo Serbedzija, producer: EAVE graduate Irena Markovic was awarded Best Actress (Lana Baric)
  • THE LIVING MAN by Oleg Novkovic, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Borislav Chouchkov won Best Actor (Nikola Djuricko).

www.fest.rs

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EAVE project NOT A WORD selected for Cinefondation’s Atelier de Cannes

Producers on the Move 2021

EFP (European Film Promotion), the network of 37 European film promotion institutions, has selected 20 European producers for its networking and promotion platform, among them the EAVE graduates:

  • EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri, Kwassa Films (Belgium)
  • EAVE graduate Bojan Kanjera, Peglanje snova (Croatia), 
  • EAVE graduate Marek Novák, Xova Film (Czech Republic)
  • EAVE graduate Maite Woköck, Telescope Animation (Germany)
  • EAVE graduate Sára László, Campfilm (Hungary)
  • EAVE graduate Ruth Treacy, Tailored Films (Ireland)
  • EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi, Rosamont (Italy)
  • EAVE graduate Gary Cranner, Chezville (Norway)
  • EAVE graduate Beata Rzezniczek, Madants (Poland)
  • PUENTES graduate Tathiani Sacilotto, Persona Non Grata Pictures (Portugal)
  • EAVE graduate Katarína Tomkova, Kaleidoscope (Slovak Republic)
  • PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, HOBAB (Sweden)
  • EAVE graduate Sarah Born, Catpics (Switzerland)

www.efp-online.com

                         

Cinefondation’s Atelier de Cannes

Selected for Cinefondation’s Atelier de Cannes:

  • CARAVAN by Zuzana Kirchnerova, producer: EAVE participants Jakub Viktorin, Dagmar Sedlackova, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Carlo Cresto Dina
  • CORA by Evi Kalogiropoulou producer EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
  • EAVE project NOT A WORD by Hanna Slak, producer: EAVE graduate Michel Balagué
  • FIDELIDAD by César Diaz, producer: PUENTES graduate Mauricio Escobar
  • JILAH AND THE MAN WITH TWO NAMES by Yosep Anggi Noen, producer: TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara
  • LANDSCAPES OF FEAR by Lukas von Rinner, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Michael Kitzberger
  • TTB project MANDAI RIVER by Michael I. Serwandono, producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • VIET AND NAM by Minh Quy Truong, producers: TTB graduate Bradley Liew, TTB group leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena

www.cinefondation.com

 

Les cinémas du monde / La Fabrique

Selected for Les cinémas du monde | La Fabrique cinéma de l’Institut français:

  • ALIS by Clare Weiskopf and EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck
  • EAVE project LES FRESQUES DES OUBLIÉS (FRESCOS OF THE FORGOTTEN) by Amédée Pâcome Nkoulou, producer: EAVE graduate Samantha Biffot 
  • TTB project DANCING THE TIDES by Xeph Suarez, producer: TTB graduate Alemberg Ang

https://www.lescinemasdumonde.com/fr

 

South African Film and Television Awards

  • EAVE project STAM by Louw Venter, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro nominated 7 times for the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA): Best writer and Best director (Louw Venter), Best editor (Matthew Swanepoel, Best actress (Inge Beckmann), Best actor (Gideon Lombard), Best supporting actress (Tarryn Wyngaard), Best film (Urucu Media).

www.urucumedia.com

 

Austrian Film Awards

  • WHY NOT YOU (HOCHWALD) by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu is nominated 9 times for the Austrian Film Awards: Best Feature Film, Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Costume, Best Make Up & Best Score
  • TROUBLE OF BEING BORN by by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun has 6 nominations: Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Make Up, Best Sound Design, Best Music
  • EIN BISSCHEN BLEIBEN WIR NOCH by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Leading Actress, Best Costume Design
  • 7500 by Patrick Vollrath, producer: EAVE + graduate Jonas Katzenstein has 3 nominations: Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper is nominated for Best Documentary and Best Sound Design

The Award Ceremony will take place in Vienna on July 8th. 

www.oesterreichische-filmakademie.at

 

Romanian Film Awards

Multiple nominations for EAVE graduates at the Gopos, the the Romanian Film Awards:

  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon received the most nominations (12 each) at the 15th edition of the Gopo Awards, which will be announced during a gala held in a physical format on 28 June 2021
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon received 10 nominations
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan received seven nominations.
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux has five nominations including Best Film
  • EVERYTHING WILL NOT BE FINE by Adrian Pirvu and Helena Maksyom, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon has three nominations
  • WOOD by EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, producers: EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan is nominated for Best documentary.

https://premiilegopo.ro

 

 

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EAVE project BULLHORN LULLABY in Hungarian cinemas

In Italian cinemas

 

  • PUENTES project MATERNAL (HOGAR) by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli. May 13.

www.disparte.com

 

In Hungarian cinemas

 

  • EAVE project BULLHORN LULLABY by Viktor Oszkar Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo.

https://campfilm.eu

 

In UK and Irish cinemas

 

  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski released in the UK and Ireland. July 23.

www.aksonstudio.pl

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EAVE project THE LAST NOMADS selected for HotDocs Forum

Hot Docs Festival (April 29 – May 9)

  • ALL-IN! by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • FAITH AND BRANKO by Catherine Harte, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Van Houwelingen
  • FOUR SEASONS IN A DAY by Annabel Verbeke, producer: B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis
  • GENERATION UTØYA by EAVE graduate Sigve Endresen
  • JUST A MOVEMENT by Vincent Meessen, producer: EAVE graduate Geneviève de Bauw
  • LIFE OF IVANNA by Renato Borrayo Serrano, producer: EAVE graduate Pertti Veijalainen
  • SCHOOL OF HOPE by Mohamed El Aboudi, producer: EAVE graduate Pertti Veijalainen
  • THE LAST SHELTER by Ousmane Samassékou, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You

HotDocs Forum

  • EAVE project THE LAST NOMADS by Biljana Tutorov, Petar Glomazic, producer: EAVE participant Biljana Tutorov
  • MADE IN ETHIOPIA by Xinyan Yu, Max Duncan, producer: EAVE graduate Tamara Dawit
  • MY MOHAMED IS DIFFERENT by Ines Marzouk, producer: EAVE participant Kesmat El Sayed

https://hotdocs.ca

 

International Documentary Film Festival Munich (May 5 – 23)

  • DARK RIDER by Eva Küpper, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen De Waele
  • EVA-MARIA by Lukas Ladner, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber
  • HE'S MY BROTHER by Cille Hannibal, Christine Hanberg, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • HOLGUT by Liesbeth De Ceulaer, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • PRESIDENT by Camilla Nielsson, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • SCHOOL OF HOPE by Mohamed El Aboudi, producer: EAVE graduate Pertti Veijalainen
  • THE LAST HILLBILLY by Diane Sara Bouzgarrou, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • THE LAST SHELTER by Ousmane Samassékou, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You

 www.dokfest-muenchen.de

 

Belgrade International Film Festival FEST (May 7 – 16)

  • ALL THE DEAD ONES by Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • KIDS RUN by Barbara Ott, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • TEREZA37 by Danilo Serbedzija, producer: EAVE graduate Irena Markovic
  • THE DAWN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • THE LIVING MAN by Oleg Novkovic, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Borislav Chouchkov
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel

www.fest.rs

 

Docs Barcelona (May 18 – 30)

  • AS I WANT by Samaher Alqadi, co-producer: INDABA participant Thomas Kaske 
  • ARICA by Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén, co-producer: EAVE participant Hanne Phlypo
  • KARAOKE PARADISE by Einari Paakkanen, producer: EAVE graduate Liisa Karpo
  • THE CORPORATE SPY by Havard Bustnes, producer: EAVE graduate Carsten Aanonsen
  • THE TRANS SYRIAN EXPRESS by Alina Rudnitskaya, producer: EAVE graduate Pertti Veijalainen

https://docsbarcelona.com

 

DocumentaMadrid (May 26 – June 6)

  • ATLANTIQUE by Mati Diop, producer: Interchange graduate Judith Lou Lévy, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

www.documentamadrid.com

 

International Thriller Film Festival - Reims Polar (May 26 – 30)

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • UNIDENTIFIED by Bogdan George Apetri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Aija Berzina
  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer
  • ROUNDS by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • ULBOLSYN, by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen

https://online.festivalfilmpolicier.com

 

Zlín Film Festival (May 28 – June 1)

  • BEYOND THE HORIZON by Delphine Lehericey, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Delloye
  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Canada Félize Frappier 
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre

www.zlinfest.cz/

 

Southeast European Film Festival Los Angeles (May 28 – June 1)

  • FAITH AND BRANKO by Catherine Harte, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Van Houwelingen
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu  

www.seefilmla.org

 

Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival (May 29 – June 4)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • BLISS by Henrika Kull, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • EAVE project THE PENULTIMATE by Jonas Kærup Hjort, producer: EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Gary Cranner
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SAINT-NARCISSE by Bruce LaBruce, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Comeau
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon

https://molodist.com/en

 

We Are One: A Global Film Festival (May 29 – June 7)

  • ELECTRIC SWAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • NASIR by Arun Karthick, producer: EAVE graduate Reinier Selen
  • THE BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO by Aida Begic, Leonardo di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Losnitza, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Chisti Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Teresa Villaverde, producer: EAVE group leader graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • THE DOUBLE STEPS by Isaki Lacuesta, producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler

YouTube.com/WeAreOne

 

Krakow Film Festival (May 31 – June 7)

  • LIFE OF IVANNA by Renato Borrayo Serrano, producer: EAVE graduate Pertti Veijalainen
  • THE RED RING by EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll
  • WALK WITH ANGELS by Tomasz Wysokiński, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus

www.krakowfilmfestival.pl

 

Festivals cancelled or postponed

 

  • Udine Far East Film Festival postponed to June 24  – July 2

www.fareastfilm.com

 

  • Docaviv – Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival postponed to July 1 – 10

www.docaviv.co.il

 

  • Cannes Film Festival postponed to July 6 – 17

www.festival-cannes.com

 

  • Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca postponed to July 23 – August 1

http://tiff.ro/en

 

  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival postponed to August 20 – 28

https://www.kviff.com/en/homepage

 

  • IndieLisboa – International Film Festival postponed to August 21 – September 6

https://indielisboa.com/en/

 

  • Schwerin International Film Festival postponed to August 31 – September 5

www.filmkunstfest-mv.de

 

  • Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Warsaw postponed to September 3 – 12

http://docsag.pl

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MEET EAVE IN JUNE!

@PUENTES ITALIA, June 21 - 24, Bressanone (IT)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

@TIES THAT BIND/FOCUS ASIA, June 29 - July 2, Udine (IT)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis!

 

Before summer holidays in July, you can join me for yoga in JUNE.

Here a simple thought for your practice:

In yoga, you can keep the body and the mind relaxed, even as you stretch, extend, rotate and flex your body.

Yoga refreshes the body.

You are most welcome to join on:

  • MONDAYS: 20:30 – 22:00 CEST
  • THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:55 CEST
  • THURSDAYS: 19:00 – 19:40 CEST

Discounted price for the EAVE graduates:

  • 50 Euro for a 10-class card (40 min)
  • 7 Euro for 40 min class
  • 13 Euro for 90 min class

Please register by email: yogatanika@gmail.com

Thanks!

Namaste,

Tanika

More info:

https://www.yogatanika.de/

https://www.facebook.com/yogatanika/

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Call for EAVE Producers - Galway Film Fair 2021

Dear EAVE producers,

We are happy to announce that Galway Film Fair 2021 will take place from July 20th – 25th this year and it is now open for applications!

The Galway Fleadh’s marketplace, the Galway Film Fair will remain online for this year, after an extremely successful edition in 2020. 

 It will once again see over 500 business meetings take place on the Film Fair’s online portal, between filmmakers with projects in development, and financiers, sales agents, distributors, broadcasters and major producers. As well as the marketplace, the Film Fair hosts many ancillary events such as masterclasses, case-studies and most notably, the Fleadh Forum: an annual industry seminar with a state-of-the-industry keynote address, networking opportunities and a range of panel discussions from industry leaders.

Thanks to the successful partnership between EAVE and Galway Film Fair, up to 6 EAVE producers from outside of Ireland and UK will be selected for the online edition of Galway Film Fair 2021.

Priority will be given to low production capacity countries (European countries other than France, Germany, Italy, Spain).

Our partner will waive the entry fee for the Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair for the six selected producers.

Projects can either be in development and/or completed films or documentaries.

If you are interested, please send an email with a CV and motivation letter to Satu Elo satu@eave.org by June 1st!

If you have further questions, please contact Annette Maye at The Galway Film Fair: annette@filmfleadh.ie.

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

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Call for Applications: CHANGE Co-production training course 2021-2022

EAVE, CPH:DOX, and IMS are calling for eight teams with documentary projects in development from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

We offer a tailor-made programme taking place over three residential workshops with the aim to stimulate and qualify inter-regional co-production and to connect documentary projects to regional and international markets. Participants are tutored by regional and international experts.

The first two workshops will consist of five full days of group work, plenaries, and individual meetings; the third workshop will take place in the framework of CPH:DOX and consists of workshop days, pitching of the projects at CPH:Forum as well as debrief of the pitching and development of strategies for the teams and projects after the workshop.

Between the workshops, participants will be working on project development with specific tasks and assignments.

 

THE WORKSHOPS

DEVELOPMENT  -  Kyiv October 2021

We dig deep into the core of what the teams want to tell, enforce the storytelling, and focus on the ambition for each film in terms of impact, awareness, change.

CO-PRODUCTION  -  Tbilisi January 2022

We expand the participants knowledge of each other’s reality, production environment, financing structures. The pros and cons of co-production are used to strengthen each project, preparing them to meet the international market.

ENCOUNTER – Copenhagen March 2022

The projects will pitch at CPH:Forum and encounter the international market leading to the formulation of tailored strategies for each project.

 

THE PARTICIPANTS

Upcoming teams – director and producer – with a documentary project in development from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine can apply and we are committed to equal opportunity to all. We focus on projects set in these countries, projects that are open for co-production, and we welcome projects in the crossing field between documentary and journalism.

The working language is English, and participants should be comfortable with reading, writing, and speaking English.

The film project shall:

  • Demonstrate to cover topics of public interest in a professional and ethical way.
  • Have an idea of how to reach intended audiences and be a call for action.
  • Seek to have an impact on the public debate leading to potential social, political, or cultural change.
  • Priority is given to productions focusing on issues of gender equality, marginalised groups and minorities, diversity, social change, current affairs, and human rights.

There is no participation fee as CHANGE provides tutoring, travel, lodging, and living. Participants will cover local transportation themselves.

 

Application deadline: Monday 7th June 2021

Application requirements and the application form can be downloaded here!

For further information, please contact Satu Elo, satu@eave.org.

 

This call is organised in collaboration with the film festivals:

  • DocuDays – Ukraine
  • Moldox – Moldova
  • CinéDOC-Tbilisi – Georgia
  • Golden Apricot – Armenia

Final selection will be announced on Monday 5th July 2021.

 

THE PARTNERSHIP BEHIND CHANGE

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is Europe’s leading training, development, and networking organisation for producers. In addition to our flagship programme, the renowned European Producers Workshop, we are involved in a variety of programmes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 1988, EAVE’s objectives are to provide professional training opportunities and to bring producers from different regions of the world together with the aim of facilitating co-production relationships. EAVE’s unique international network comprises over 2,300 producers and key decision-makers.

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world. A festival that continues to develop and expand, presenting a program that ranges from the works of major international directors to new talents, from large-scale theatrical releases to film/video works in the field between cinema and visual art.

IMS, International Media Support, is promoting journalism and documentary film to strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue. Our work is geared towards helping locally-based public interest media operating in armed conflicts, humanitarian crises and rapid political change, both positive and negative, to provide the public and “civic organizations” with public interest content they can trust and use. We work in more than 40 countries across four continents with a staff of about 150 people.

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PUENTES ITALIA 2021: Call for Italian producers and professionals interested in co-producing with Latin America

EAVE PUENTES ITALIA 2021 on site!
Europe / Latin America co-production workshop
Bressanone (BZ) 21/24 giugno 2021

CALL PER PRODUTTORI E PROFESSIONISTI ITALIANI
Deadline: 20 maggio 2021

 

Dopo il successo delle precedenti edizioni, EAVE Puentes, il principale workshop di co-produzione tra Europa e America Latina, annuncia una nuova collaborazione con Fondo per l'Audiovisivo FVGIDM Film Fund & Commission MiC. All’interno della prima sessione europea del workshop, EAVE organizzerà PUENTES ITALIA, un programma speciale dedicato a produttori italiani interessati ad approfondire le opportunità di collaborazione con l'America Latina.
 
Programma:
PUENTES ITALIA si terrà a Bressanone e offrirà a tutti i partecipanti la straordinaria possibilità di:

1. partecipare alle sessioni di gruppo guidate da esperti del mercato sudamericano per analizzare il potenziale di co-produzione e distribuzione dei progetti italiani selezionati per il workshop; 

2. prendere parte alle diverse sessioni plenarie dedicate al panorama delle opportunità offerte dal mercato dell'America Latina, al programma IBERMEDIA e alle strategie di vendita internazionale; 

3. avere degli incontri individuali con professionisti del network di EAVE Puentes per definire le possibili strategie di sviluppo dei propri progetti con i relativi Paesi con cui si intende co-produrre;  

4. sedersi a tavoli tematici dedicati alle opportunità offerte dai diversi territori sudamericani; 

5. accedere a un unico network di professionisti provenienti da Europa e America Latina.

Il workshop inizierà lunedì 21 giugno alle ore 15.00 e terminerà giovedì 24 (con arrivo previsto il 21 in mattinata e rientro il 24 pomeriggio).
Tra gli esperti confermati: Agustina Chiarino, Gema Juárez Allen, Fernanda del Nido e molti altri.

Target group:
produttori italiani che stiano sviluppando un nuovo progetto di finzione o documentario con un potenziale di co-produzione internazionale con l'America Latina.

produttori italiani senza progetto interessati a esplorare le opportunità offerte dal mercato dell’America Latina

professionisti italiani (sales agents, rappresentanti di mercati & workshops, film commissions) interessati a sviluppare la propria conoscenza del mercato sudamericano. 
  
Iscrizione:
- lettera di motivazione riguardo alla partecipazione al workshop (max 1 pagina)
- profilo società e profilo personale 
- *sinossi di 1 pag. del progetto che si desidera approfondire durante il workshop (in italiano e inglese)

- *profilo del regista
- *piano finanziario e budget di produzione
*solo per i produttori interessati a partecipare con un progetto


Dal momento che tutte le sessioni si terranno in lingua inglese, i materiali relativi alla propria candidatura dovranno essere redatti solo ed esclusivamente in lingua inglese.
 
Costi di partecipazione:
Grazie al sostegno del MiC la partecipazione a PUENTES ITALIA è gratuita e ad ogni partecipante verranno offerte 3 notti di ospitalità e i relativi pasti.
 
Deadline per l'iscrizione:
Tutti i documenti devono essere inviati via email entro
giovedì 20 maggio 2021 all’indirizzo:
puentes@audiovisivofvg.it
 
La selezione finale verrà annunciata entro fine maggio 2021 e includerà indicativamente 6-8 produttori con un progetto in sviluppo e 4-6 produttori/professionisti senza progetto.
 
Per ulteriori info su programma e modalità di iscrizione vi preghiamo di contattare: puentes@audiovisivofvg.it


  

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Key survey findings show EAVE’s major impact on European film industry

Active for over 33 years in the film industry, EAVE, the renowned professional training, project development and networking organization, has conducted an extensive independent survey among the alumni of the past 10 years (producers and professionals from associated branches of the industry), analysing the impact of its programmes on the participants' careers, companies, projects and the European independent film industry in general.

The key findings show EAVE's major impact on the industry through 4 main axes:

 

A career and confidence booster

and an accelerator for company development

Over 96% of the EAVE graduates interviewed reported a boost in their career, self-confidence and personal development.  The impact is even greater for female participants, where more than 98% reported a positive effect.

 “Thanks to EAVE, I have increased my knowledges and I have a more global and international approach to my work. In addition to that, I have met great professionals and I have way more opportunities to coproduce and join forces with interesting and stimulating companies from other countries.” Alessandra Principini (DocLab, Italy)

87% of graduates report an acceleration in strategic company development, while 100% of graduates who complete multiple workshops confirm an all-around professional & personal impact.

“EAVE has been the very basis of our growth of the last years from a start up to a sustainable company with a business volume of several million Euro per year.” Jonas Weydemann (Weydemann Bros. GmbH, Germany)

 

A FACILITATOR OF Integration into a global network of professionals from the entire value chain

EAVE represents a label of trust and quality within the industry.

“Being an EAVE graduate resonates well within the film industry, especially among producers, so it's easier to make new connections.“ Marek Novak (Xova Film, Czech Republic)

93% of EAVE graduates report positive synergies from on their integration into a professional network with 98% reporting a priviledged access to industry contacts through the entire value chain, as a direct result of the workshop.

“What I did not anticipate is that it would become family: we have dinners at festivals, daily contacts on our group website, solve each other’s projects, and coproduce together.” Gary Cranner (Chezville, Norway)

Since their participation, 76% of EAVE graduates reported working with top sales agents, 60% with top film distributors, 68% with TV broadcasters and 39% with online distribution platforms.

 

A SUPPORTER and catalyst of projects of all genres and

a facilitator of international co-production and co-operation

84% of EAVE graduates report a majour impact on the development of their film project. 47% of EAVE projects are finalized or in production. Graduates also have a better grasp on project assessment and viability and know to abandon projects that are not fit for the market.

“I came with a complicated project and finished EAVE with a weak script, but with the clear idea of what wasn`t working in it. So it was a first step and I have changed writer and got to completely new script after EAVE, which turned out later to be one of the most successful films in Lithuania.” Zivile Gallego (Fralita Films, Lithuania)

Projects developed at EAVE gain access to key industry trainers and decision makers, which accelerates their access to market. 87% of EAVE participants with a film project in production or a released film have a sales agent attached.

“Now, I feel confident in almost every aspect of film - starting from script development, via funding, producing and now marketing/distribution. Not in the sense of: I have to do it all by myself. But I know what to pay attention to and which partners to reach out for support. Hanna Reifgerst (Förderverein Deutscher Kinderfilm e.V., Germany)

A network of exchange and collaboration, EAVE has a real “co-production effect” and contribution to core European values. The number of co-productions recent alumni are involved in, increases by +182% after the training.

“It’s a growing network and a driving force for working together across borders.” Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu (Amour Fou, Austria)

 

A community platform for life-long training and

in-depth dialogues on shaping the independent EUROPEAN industry

EAVE programs have a deep impact on the independent European industry as a whole by:

  • Empowering graduates to become agents of change and shape their local, regional and national communities.

“Above all it helped me setting up a new business with an original approach in my country and for new co-productions.” Paula Cosenza (Ventre Studio, Brazil)

“The more Africans go to EAVE, the more we will master the African narratives we want to make.” Bongiwe Selane (Blingola Media, South Africa)

  • Supporting the professionalization of stakeholders across the value chain and their continued dialogue within a strong and supportive network.

EAVE was a deep dive into film producing, which helps me day by day to understand my counterparts (Film Producer's and their film projects) better.” Birgit Oberkofler (IDM South Tyrol Alto Adige, Italy)

  • Building bridges within Europe, while linking the European industry to global markets. “Learned new visions, issues, idea and feedbacks on Europe-Asia co production that will clearly impact the program/fund I’m designing for the FDCP.” Agathe Vinson (Film development council of the Philippines, Philippines)
  • Promoting inclusion, diversity and gender equality in the industry. Working to achieve a conscious, engaged and sustainable industry.

Over the past 10 years 44% of EAVE training applicants and 56% of training participants are women. Women make up for 52% of the film industry professionals of the EAVE network.

“I felt encouraged to questioning my position, my duties and to stand up for my projects, my ground in the company. As a result I left my co-founded company after 10 years and created a cooperative and respectful environment with a female team. We work with female filmmakers and POC-filmmakers to support them to tell their stories and to establish themselves in this white and male dominant world.” Jamila Wenske (Achtung Panda! Media, Germany)

  • Advocating for best practices, green policies and value systems and setting the benchmark for audiovisual training worldwide.

”I have done many online labs in 2020 but EAVE was the only lab which was organized, enjoyable and well-structured to adapt to the current industry changes.” Tamara Dawit (Gobez Media, Ethiopia)

“EAVE is the backbone of the industry, the skeleton on which the industry builds.” Vladimir Yatsenko (Limelite, Ukraine)

“EAVE is always on top of innovation, they bring you the solutions to today’s issues.” Alessandro Gropplero (Fondo Audiovisivo FVG, Italy)

 

Read the full Executive Summary here.

EAVE would like to express a heartfelt THANK YOU to our wonderful network of alumni for taking the time to participate in the survey and video interviews, as well as Arnaud Dupont and Headway International for conducting the survey and The Film Agency (Sarah Calderon, Raquel Cabrera) and Michael Arnon for their work on the communication tools.

One of the longest running and most successful training workshops under the Creative Europe umbrella, EAVE empowers producers and professionals in the audio-visual field, helps their projects, companies, and the industry itself evolve, and facilitates exchange of knowledge, creation of networks of experience, opportunity, and partnership. 

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Exclusive EAVE Interview with Bernard Michaux

Just a few days before the Oscar award ceremony, EAVE interviewed Samsa producer, EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux and asked him about the Oscar campaign for Alexander Nanau’s COLLECTIVE and co-producing in Luxembourg.

 

We are talking while you are at Los Angeles, a few days before the Oscar presentations. You are there in quarantine. Are you also there to campaign for the film to improve the chances to get an Oscar?  

Yes, of course. For a few months we have had calls with at least 50 people every Wednesday to work on our Oscar campaign for Collective by Alexander Nanau, which is nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards for the Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature Film. Among them are our American distributors Magnolia Pictures and Participant who are heading the the campaign. We have publicists, Germany, the UK and in the U.S., who are promoting our film to the Academy Members all over the world in order to vote for us. We are now in the voting period between April 15 and 20. Today is 19th of April, so we have one more day to convince people, which mean a lot of zoom calls, also with press. From tomorrow on it will be more relaxed because the decision has been made, and we will just have to wait. Nevertheless, we still have a few online cocktails that we need to attend.

We are also nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. There will be a ceremony on Thursday on zoom. So, we are mainly active online. In a normal year we or at least the director would have to be in LA from the middle of February when Oscars shortlists were announced. This year everything is done online, which is the reason why we came to LA quite late. 

 

Receiving two Oscar nominations for your documentary is already an enormous success. Did you expect the film to be so successful?

Well, it’s difficult to say. From the beginning on I had a feeling that we are on to something that it could be big. We tried to get the best partners on board, and we tried to go as far as possible, which in our case was partnering with Philippa Kowarsky from Cinephil, the sales agent. They have experience with Oscar campaigns and had the right contacts with good American distributors. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and was screened at TIFF. Afterwards it was shown at many other festivals, winning awards, but we were not sure if the film is just touring the festivals or if it can go further.

 

 

What were the next steps?

In Toronto we got our American partners on board, Magnolia Pictures and Participant. We knew we had the right partners, but we still didn’t know how far it could go. A year later, we had the American release in November 2020, and the film resonated well with the Americans. We won awards that were important for the road to the Oscars, such as Best Documentary at the European Film Awards or awards by Critics Associations all over US. We were also on Barack Obama’s list, and all of this helped us to have the buzz around the film. But in the end, you never know. But in this case, everything worked out perfectly and we are now in LA.

 

When did you first hear about the project? When did you step in?

I stepped in quite at the beginning. I knew the director Alexander Nanau before, and we discussed that it would be great to do something together one day. A few months after the fire outbreak in the colectiv club in Bucharest, Alexander was still searching what would possibly be his story. He pitched me the project and I directly wanted to step in. So, we were on board before we applied to our film fund and before we knew if we could finance the film in Luxembourg.

 

The film consists of several parts: the fire at the Colectiv, the treatment of the injured at the hospital, the reaction of their families and the acts of the politicians. You said that the director didn’t know what would happen with his story while he was shooting.

No, he didn’t. I think this was also the reason why the characters that you see in the film were not the only ones that we followed. We had 400 hours of footage and it was during the editing that we had to “write” the film.

 

The director is getting very close to some of the protagonists. Sometimes it seems that there are scenes in the film, which were not intended for a public audience in the first place. How did he manage to get such scenes?

I think it’s his approach. He needed time to gain the trust of these people. When he first asked the journalists if he could be in the pressroom with them, they refused it. They didn’t want to have anyone in their room, because they wanted to protect their sources and whistle-blowers. It was only after a few weeks that they called him back and told him that maybe he could join them. It was a matter of time and a matter of gaining their trust.

With the politician it was very difficult to approach him at first, but we managed through personal links. It turned out that he was open for our idea. So, it was a matter of time to gain trust of these people. These people knew the director’s work what definitely helped opening there doors for us.

 

Luxembourg is quite small country, but it seems that Luxembourgish film industry is quite lively. There are many countries interested in co-producing with Luxembourg, why is that so?

In Luxembourg, I think that we are producing films that are getting better and better. This year we have 3 nominations at the Oscar and a co-production won the Golden Bear. There have been two Luxembourgish films in Berlin this year and let’s wait for the outcome in Cannes. The industry knows that we have good team members and that it’s easy to work with Luxembourg. The Film Fund Luxembourg is very supportive. There is a good relationship between the Film Fund and the producers, and we always try to adapt to a changing market. Right now, the rules are quite easy in Luxembourg. The Luxembourg Film Fund can fund a project with 100% of the local spend, which makes it an interesting fund for international co-productions.

 

You also have a big network with EAVE, which is based in Luxembourg. 

Yes, sure. I think EAVE’s network is great. In Luxembourg, 90% of our productions are co-productions, so we need this international network. Last year was so strange because we couldn’t see each other at festivals. We are not only co-producers, but are developing our own slate. We love to co-produce. And EAVE is a great network for finding the right co-producers for our projects.

 

 

Let’s get back to the film: Was it difficult to get the support of the Film Fund Luxembourg without knowing too much about the film?

The presentation of documentaries to film funds is always a challenge. Without knowing the outcome of a documentary you need a Fund that understands this problem and is willing to trust your director. In our case the selection committee of the Film Fund Luxembourg saw the potential in the film. I understand that it can be hard for a film fund to evaluate documentaries but it’s also hard for us, so both sides have to accept this challenge; it’s like a bet, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  In our case it worked perfectly out.

 

I suppose you are very excited to see what will happen on Sunday, when the 93rd Oscars will be held.

Yes, sure. We are doing all the work that we can, but we have probably less than half of the budget for our campaign compared to some other competitors who have Amazon and Netflix behind them. Here in L.A., you can see the billboards of the other documentary films, which is something that we couldn’t afford. But we have a good film, and we just hope that the people have seen it because our main strategy was to get the people to see the film. Whatever is going to happen on Sunday, we feel that we have won already. The film got 2 nominations and made it’s important impact.

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EAVE project NOT A WORD receives funding

Netherlands Film Fund

Eight new co-productions between The Netherlands and Flanders are supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and the Netherlands Film Fund. Among them:

  • CLOSE by Lukas Dhont, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel, Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • MARCHING IN THE DARK by Kinshuk Surjan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin-You
  • ONDER DE BLOTE HEMEL by Lilian Sijbesma, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ellen de Waele
  • SEA SPARKLE by Domien Huyghe, producer: EAVE MW graduate Sanne Sandaert, co-producers: EAVE graduates Marleen Slot, Sinisa Juricic
  • WHITETAIL by Nanouk Leopold, producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper 

www.filmfonds.nl

 

FFA

Two films by EAVE graduates receive production support by the German-French Funding Commission.

  • LA GRANDE MAGIE by Noémie Lvovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards
  • SIDONIE IN JAPAN by Élise Girard, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Haguenauer

www.ffa.de

 

German State Minister for Culture

The German State Minister for Culture and the Media supports the following feature films and documentaries:

  • BLACK BOX by Asli Özge, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo
  • BUFIS – TAGTRÄUMER by Mahad Ahmed, Vincenzo Cavallo, producer: EAVE + graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • DAS RADIKALE ICH by Johann Feindt, producer: EAVE + graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • FINSTERWALD by Carly Borgstrom, producer: EAVE graduate Verena Gräfe-Höft
  • FRISCH by Damian John Harper, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator, TTB group leader Jonas Weydemann
  • EAVE project NOT A WORD by Hanna Slak, producer: EAVE graduate Michel Balagué

www.bundesregierung.de

 

Wallimage

The Walloon regional investment fund Wallimage has granted its support to 10 new projects. Among them:

  • BLACK BOX by Asli Özge, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo
  • DES CORPS ET DES BATAILLES by Christophe Hermans, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • J’AIME LA VIE by Mathias Sercu, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • LA TÊTE DANS LES ÉTOILES by Emmanuel Gillibert, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • MOST ALIVE by Delphine Girard, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart

www.wallimage.be

 

  • ANNIE COLÈRE by Blandine Lenoir, producer: B’EST graduate Charlotte Vincent. The script centres on a worker who accidentally becomes pregnant and finds herself involved in the fight for the legalisation of abortion. The year is 1974 and this fight will give her life a new meaning… Produced by Charlotte Vincent for Aurora Films and Nicolas Brevière for Local Films, ANNIE COLÈRE will be co-produced by France 3 Cinéma. Also pre-bought by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature benefits from the support of, among others, the Île-de-France region.

www.aurorafilms.fr

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EAVE project TO THE NORTH is shooting

  • TONY, SHELLY AND THE SPIRIT by Filip Posivac, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova is in production. In Posicavc’s first long animated film, Tony, a peculiar, glowing boy, and his new friend Shelly, try to discover the many mysteries of their old tenement house. The film is produced by Nutprodukce (Chech Republic) in co-production with Nutprodukcia (Slovakia) and Filmfabriq (Hungary). Support comes from the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the National Film Institute - Hungary and Eurimages.

www.nutprodukce.cz

 

  • EL NIETO by Nely Reguera, co-producer: EAVE graduate Maria Dandraki is in production. The plot: Marisa, bored with her life as a retiree and tired of constantly comparing herself to her friends, who are already grandmothers, decides to travel to a refugee camp where, the way she sees it, they are in need of people exactly like her. Upon her arrival, she discovers a reality that she could never have imagined and which leads her to explore the boundaries between love and the need to feel useful. EL NIETO is a production by Spanish outfits Fasten Films and Bteam Prods and Greece’s Homemade Films. It boasts the involvement of RTVE, TV3 and Movistar +; funding from the ICAA, ICEC and Eurimages; and backing from Creative Europe – MEDIA.  

homemadefilms.gr

 

 

  • THE GOOD DRIVER by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho is shooting. The protagonist is Ivan, a Bulgarian taxi driver working and living in the Golden Sands seaside resort, slowly saving money in order to go back to Finland – where he used to live with his ex-wife – and make amends for his past mistakes. The feature is being staged by Finnish production company Making Movies Oy represented by Kaarle Aho and by Hristov’s Soul Food (Bulgaria). The project is supported by the Finnish Film Foundation, the Bulgarian National Film Center and Eurimages. The first part of the shoot took place last November in Golyam Dervent, moving to Sofia in March. Hristov will shoot in the Golden Sands resort in June and July, and in Helsinki in August.

www.mamo.fi

 

  • EAVE project TO THE NORTH by Mihai Mincan, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Radu Stancu, co-producers: EAVE and TTB graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros and EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny is shooting. The story, inspired by a real event, focuses on a religious Filipino sailor who is working on a transatlantic ship, where he meets a young Romanian stowaway. Convinced by a Bible that this emigrant has, the sailor starts playing a dangerous game, involving his crew, his faith in God, and an innocent man’s life. TO THE NORTH is produced by Radu Stancu through Romania’s deFilm in co-production with Cyriac Auriol through France’s Remora Films, Konstantinos Vassilaros and Orfeas Perezis through Greek Studio Bauhaus, Poli Angelova and Nikolay Todorov through Bulgaria’s Screening Emotions, and Mikulas Novotny through Czech Background Films. Ioana Lascar is delegate producer and Ramona Grama is executive producer. The film is supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), the Czech Film Fund, the Bulgarian Film Center, ARTE Cofinova, the Greek Film Center, ERT Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme and Angoa. The project has been developed at: EAVE Producer’s Workshop, EAVE Ties that Bind, ApostLab, Sofia Meetings, New Horizons Studio +, Transilvania Pitch Stop and Villa Kult Residency, supported by Renate Roginas. The shooting takes place in Romania and Greece, while the postproduction will be made in Romania, the Czech Republic and France.

www.defilm.ro

 

  • MONK, PANNONICA AND THE JAZZMEN by Jacques Goldstein is in production. Based on the discovery of a notebook of forgotten photos and notes, the film tells the story of the meeting, outside the narrow norms of 1950s America, between the white aristocrat Pannonica de Koenigswarter, author of this notebook, and the brilliant black pianist Thelonious Monk. All the way from archives from the 40’s to today’s interviews of major modern jazz artists, a film placed under the sign of the fight of black musicians for the recognition of their art. The film is a co-production with CFRT (FR), with the support of the Film Fund Luxembourg (LU), CNC (FR), Procirep-Angoa (FR) and ARTE G.E.I.E. (FR). The shooting sessions take place in New York, Paris, and Luxembourg.

www.a-bahn.com

 

  • SWEET DREAMS by Robin McNicholas, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth is in production. The Virtual Reality piece that combines screen, theatre and music, is a study of human appetites – of greed and restraint, guilt and desire. Using the theme of food and the language of dreams, it explores our complex and often conflicted relationships with the things we want. The co-production with Marshmallow Laser Feast (UK), PHI Studio (CA) has the support of Film Fund Luxembourg (LU), British Film Institute (UK), Innovate UK (UK), National Lottery (UK).

www.a-bahn.com

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PETIT SOLANGE by Axelle Ropert in post-production now

  • SOME OF US by Julie Schroell, Rae Lyn Lee, Lucia Valverde, Eileen Byrne, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth is in post-production. The transmedia documentary series draws the portrait of top-level athletes who have had to face discrimination (gender, race, sexual orientation...). A strong plea for inclusiveness in sport! Director Julie Schroell shot in Toulouse, Rae Lyn Lee in Singapore, Lucia Valverde in Cuba, and Eileen Byrne in Paris. Other episodes by Bérénice Meinsohn, Andres Jarach, Alexandre Radicchi, Matthieu Rougé. A co-production with Bachibouzouk (FR) and Dancing Dog (BE). Broadcasted by France Télévisions, RTBF, and RTL Lëtzebuerg. The animation is handled by Mélusine productions / Studio 352 (LU) and Foliascope (FR). With the support of Film Fund Luxembourg, CNC (LU), Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR), MEDIA, Wallimage Entreprises, Région Wallonne, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Government (BE).

www.a-bahn.com

 

  • PETITE SOLANGE by Axelle Ropert, producer: B’EST graduate Charlotte Vincent is in post-production. The story revolves around 12-year-old Solange, a typical young, modern teenager, full of life and curiosity over the future, but who also has something rather special about her: she’s sentimental to a fault and she adores her parents. One day, the latter argue, get angry and begin to grow apart… Conflict erupts. As the shadow of divorce grows ever sharper, Solange’s world shows signs of cracking. As a result, she worries, reacts, suffers… In short, she continues to believe. It’s the story of a too soft, young teen who longs for the impossible: for love to never end. Produced by Charlotte Vincent for Aurora Films, PETITE SOLANGE has been pre-purchased by Ciné+, and enjoys the support of the SOFICA companies Cinémage and Cinécapital, as well as the Ile-de-France and Pays de la Loire regions where the film was shot.

www.aurorafilms.fr

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ANOTHER ROUND Best International Film at the Oscars

American Academy Awards / The Oscars

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel scooped the Oscar for Best International Film at the American Academy Awards.

www.oscars.org

 

BAFTA

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel has won Best Film Not in the English Language at the British Academy Film Awards BAFTAs.

www.bafta.org

 

Hong Kong International Film Festival

  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi wins Best Director and Best Actress at the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

https://www.hkiff.org.hk

 

Meetings on The Bridge

Three awards for EAVE graduates at the Meetings on The Bridge:

Film Development Workshop

  • DARK FOREST by Nazli Elif Durlu, producer: EAVE graduate Annamaria Aslanoglu won the MFI Script and Development Workshop Award
  • HESITATION WOUND by Selman Nacar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille won the TRT Special Award

Neighbours Platform

  • THE EAGLE OF BARWAQ by Kiarash Anvari, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille won the Postbiyik Sound Production Award

http://film.iksv.org

 

Visions du Réel

Three awards for EAVE graduates at the Visions du Réel festival:

  • LITTLE PALESTINE by Abdallah Al-Khatib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis won the Interreligious Award
  • PUSHING BOUNDARIES by Lesia Kordonets, producer: EAVE graduate Karin Koch won the Zonta Creative Support Award
  • THE VANISHING by Rama Thiaw, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis won the visions sud est award at Visions du Réel’s pitching competition.

www.films-de-force-majeure.com

 

Cyprus Film Days

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili & Agnieszka Wasiak was awarded Best Film at the Cyprus Film Days
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial won the Best Director award.

www.cyprusfilmdays.com

 

Vilnius Film Festival

  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer was awarded Best Actor (Pierre Deladonchamps) at the Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris
  • PEOPLE WE KNOW ARE CONFUSED by Tomas Smulkis, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite won the FIPRESCI Prize
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu won the Audience Award

www.kinopavasaris.lt/en

 

Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival

  • MY IDENTITY IS THIS EXPANSE! by by Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron in collaboration with Tamiko Thiel, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth has won the Best Immersive VR Award at the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival (San José, USA)! The A-Bahn production in association with Zeilt Productions (LU) received support from the Film Fund Luxembourg (LU).

www.a-bahn.com

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EAVE project SPACEBOY selected for Cleveland IFF

Cleveland International Film Festival (March 27 – April 7)

  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivonemi, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi and EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • EAVE project SPACEBOY by Olivier Pairoux, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • THE TAILOR by Sonia Liza Kenterman, producers: EAVE graduates Ioanna Bolomyti, Tanja Georgieva, Melanie Andernach, Isabelle Truc
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy
  • WHEN I’M DONE DYING by Nisan Dag, producers: EAVE graduates Muge Ozen, Dorothe Beinemeier
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina

www.clevelandfilm.org

 

 

Istanbul Film Festival (April 1 – June 29)

  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • IN THE MIRROR by Laila Pakalnina, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • SUNDAYS by Alethea Avramis, producers: EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost

 

Meetings on The Bridge

Film Development Workshop

  • DARK FOREST by Nazli Elif Durlu, producer: EAVE graduate Annamaria Aslanoglu
  • HESITATION WOUND by Selman Nacar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille 

Neighbours Platform

  • THE EAGLE OF BARWAQ by Kiarash Anvari, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille

Series on The Brigde

  • EASTERN NIGHTMARES by Orcun Behram, producer: EAVE graduate Müge Özen
  • GENCO by Ali Kemal Cinar, producer: EAVE graduate Nesra Gürbüz

http://film.iksv.org

 

 

San Francisco International Film Festival (April 9 – 18)

  • HOME by Franka Potente, producer: EAVE graduate Henning Kamm, co-producer: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit
  • THE PERFECT CANDIDATE directed and produced by Interchange graduate Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy

https://sffilm.org

 

 

Bolzano Filmfestival, Bozen (April 13 – 18)

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili & Agnieszka Wasiak
  • GLORY TO THE QUEEN by Tatia Skhirtladze, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • HOCHWALD by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • VOR MIR DER SÜDEN by EAVE graduate Pepe Danquart

http://filmfestival.bz.it

 

 

Visions du Réel, Nyon (April 14 – 25)

  • BELLUM – THE DEMON OF WAR by David Herdies & Georg Götmark, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • BRAGUINO by Clément Cogitore, producer: Cédric Bonin, co-producer: Kaarle Aho
  • HOLGUT by Liesbeth de Ceulaer, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • LITTLE PALESTINE by Abdallah Al-Khatib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • PUSHING BOUNDARIES by Lesia Kordonets, producer: EAVE graduate Karin Koch
  • SHELTERED by Saskia Gubbels, producer: EAVE graduate Janneke Doolaard
  • SOLDAT AHMET by Jannis Lenz, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun

Pitching du Réel

  • TAAMADEN by Seydou Cissé, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • THE VANISHING by Rama Thiaw, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis

www.visionsdureel.ch

 

 

E-Meeting Point Vilnius (April 14 – 16)

  • 9TH STEP by Irma Puzazskaite, producer: B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis
  • BURIAL by Emilija Skarnulyte, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • HOMO SOVIETICUS by Ivo Briedis, producer: EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • LOTTO by Zaza Khalvashi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norviliene
  • EAVE project OUR RIVER… OUR SKY by Maysoon Pachachi, producer: EAVE graduate Talal Al-Muhanna
  • ROMA by Olha Zurba, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • RUNNER by Ansdrius Blazevicius, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • TROUBLED MINDS by Raitis Abele, Lauris Abele, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis
  • THE WIRE by Tiha Gudac, producer: B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis

https://kinopavasaris.lt/en/selection-mpv

 

 

Cyprus Film Days (April 16 – 24)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • BALLAD OF A PIERCED HEART by Yannis Economides, producer: EAVE graduates Ioanna Bolomyti, Ingmar Trost
  • BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH by Najwa Najjar, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili & Agnieszka Wasiak
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial
  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producer: EAVE+ graduate and PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

Dot on the Map Meeting Point

  • GIZEM by Stelana Kliris, producer: EAVE graduate Stelana Kliris

www.cyprusfilmdays.com

 

 

Martovski Festival, Belgrade (April 19 – 25)

  • GLORY TO THE QUEEN by Tatia Skhirtladze, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • IN A WHISPER by Heidi Hassan & Patricia Pérez Fernández, producer: PUENTES graduate Delphine Schmit

http://martovski.rs/en

 

 

Mooov Brugge  (April 20 – May 3)

  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA by Anabel Rodriguez Rios, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • THE FEVER by Maya Da-Rin, producer: EAVE graduate Leonardo Mecchi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost
  • THE PERFECT CANDIDATE directed and produced by Interchange graduate Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, EAVE National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

www.mooov.be

 

 

goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden (April 20 – 26)

  • GLORY TO THE QUEEN by Tatia Skhirtladze, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • HERE WE MOVE, HERE WE GROOVE by Sergej Kreso, producer: EAVE graduate Janneke Doolaard
  • IN THE MIRROR by Laila Pakalnina, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • IN THE DUSK by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduate Petra Oplatkova
  • MARIAM by Sharipa Urazbayeva, producer: EAVE graduate and Russian National Coordinator Anna Katchko
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • THE LAST ONES by Veiko Õunpuu, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Kissa, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
  • ULBOLSIN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • WINTER FLIES by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • YELLOW CAT by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille

www.filmfestival-goeast.de

 

 

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (April 21 – May 2)

  • ALL-IN by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • CHILDREN OF THE ENEMY by Gorki Glaser-Müller, producer: PUENTES graduate Kristofer Henell, co-producers: EAVE graduates Signe Leick Jensen, Peter Possne, executive producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström
  • HE’S MY BROTHER by Cille Hannibal, Christine Hanberg, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström 
  • HOLGUT by Liesbeth de Ceulaer, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • LOST KIDS ON THE BEACH by Alina Manolache, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Radu Stancu
  • LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT by Kathrine Skibsted, Caroline Mathilde Salic, Andrine Moland, producer: EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen

  • OUR MEMORY BELONGS TO US by Rami Farah, Signe Byrge Sørensen, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • PRESIDENT by Camilla Nielsson, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THE FIRST 54 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producers: EAVE graduates Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen
  • THE LAST SHELTER by Ousmane Samassekou, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You
  • RAISING A SCHOOL SHOOTER by Frida Matilda Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Köhncke
  • RECONCILIATION by Marija Zidar, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar

CPH:FORUM

  • COLD & WARM by Jørgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed, producer: EAVE participant Emile Hertling Peronard
  • LES JOURS (DAYS) by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, producer: EAVE graduate Fanny Drew
  • MARCHING IN THE DARK by Kinshuk Surjan, producer: EAVE participant Hanne Phlypo
  • STORIES FROM THE DEBRIS by Jennifer Rainsford, producer: EAVE graduates David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski
  • THE BROKEN CALIPHATE by Jess Kelly, Vanessa Bowles, producer: EAVE graduate Heidi Kim Andersen
  • THE END OF ALL by Sun Hee Engelstoft, producer: EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen
  • THE KILLING OF A JOURNALIST by Matt Sarnecki, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sorensen
  • THE NORWEGIAN HEADACHE by Rune Denstad Langlo, producer: EAVE graduate Sigve Endresen
  • THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO UTOPIAS by Sophie Fiennes, producer: EAVE graduate and Irish National Coordinator Katie Holly
  • THE SKY ABOVE ZENICA by Nanna Frank Møller, producer: EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller
  • THEFT OF FIRE by Amer Shomal, producer: Interchange graduate Rashid Abdelhamid
  • TWICE COLONIZED by Lin Alluna, producer: EAVE participant Emile Hertling Peronard

https://cphdox.dk

 

 

Bergamo Film Meeting (April 24 – May 2)

  • 11 MINUTES by Jerzy Skolimowski, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney   
  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN by Thorsten Klein, producer: EAVE graduate Lena Vurma
  • ESSENTIAL KILLING by Jerzy Skolimowski, producers: EAVE graduates Jozsef Berger, Ed Guiney, Ingrid Lill Hogtun
  • GHOST TROPIC by Bas Devos, producers: EAVE graduates Tomas Leyers, Benoît Roland
  • TAILOR by Sonia Liza Kenterman, producers: EAVE graduates Ioanna Bolomyti, Tanja Georgieva, Isabelle Truc, executive producer: EAVE graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • UNE VIE DÉMENTE by Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • MY FATHER, THE SPY by EAVE participant Gints Grube, Jaak Kilmi, producer: EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • SOLO by EAVE graduate Artemio Benki, producers: EAVE graduates Artemio Benki, Arash T. Riahi, Karin Berger

www.bergamofilmmeeting.it

 

 

Hot Docs Festival (April 29 – May 9)

  • ALL-IN by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • FAITH AND BRANKO by Catherine Harte, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Van Houwelingen
  • FOUR SEASONS IN A DAY by Annabel Verbeke, producer: EAVE graduate Lukas Trimonis
  • GAUCHO AMERICANO by Nicolás Molina, producer: PUENTES graduate Josephine Schroeder

Hot Docs Forum

  • EAVE project THE LAST NOMADS by Biljana Tutorov, Petar Glomazić, producer: EAVE participant Biljana Tutorov
  • MADE IN ETHIOPIA by Xinyan Yu, Max Duncan, producer: EAVE graduate Tamara Dawit

Hot Docs Deal Maker

  • THEFT OF FIRE by Amer Shomal, producer: Interchange graduate Rashid Abdelhamid
  • WHEN I WAS A TERRORIST by Mayte Carrasco, Marcel Mettelsiefen, producer: EAVE graduate Marieke van den Bersselaar
  • OLE MI COÑO – THE RIPOSTE TO DIGITAL VIOLENCE by Patricia Franquesa, producer: EAVE MW graduate Mireia Graell

www.hotdocs.ca

 

 

D’A Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival (April 29 – May 9)

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • EDEN by Agnes Kocsis, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu
  • IN THE DUSK by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduate Petra Oplatkova
  • KALA AZAR by Janis Rafa, producer: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • ONE OF THESE DAYS by Bastian Günther, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon
  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

https://dafilmfestival.com

 

Doc Lab Poland

  • STEP BY STEP by Eliza Kubarska, Michal Woroch, producer: EAVE graduate Monika Braid
  • MY PLACE OZERNA by Karina Bedkowska, producer: EAVE graduate Monika Braid
  • GIRL'S STORIES by Aga Borzym, producer: EAVE MW graduate Agnieszka Rostropowicz-Rutkowska
  • PAPA WAS A KING OF KONGO by Joanna Ratajczak, producer: EAVE graduate Maciej Kubicki

http://doclab.pl/pl_PL

 

Hong Kong International Film Festival

  • EAVE project THE PENULTIMATE by Jonas Kærup Hjort, producer: EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Gary Cranner
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi

https://www.hkiff.org.hk

 

Festivals postponed

 

  • Tribeca Film Festival postponed to June 9 – 20

www.tribecafilm.com

 

  • One World International Documentary Film Festival in Prague postponed to May 10 – June 6

http://www.oneworld.cz/2021

 

  • Finale Plzen postponed to September 24 – 29

www.festivalfinale.cz

 

  • Crossing Europe, Linz postponed to June 1 – 6

www.crossingeurope.at

 

  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival postponed to August 20 – 28

www.kviff.com

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis!

 

This month we were practicing yoga together with the EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 participants!

In May, we will continue with our mindful approach towards yoga during restorative and more dynamic sessions.

You are most welcome to join on:

MONDAYS: 20:30 – 22:00 CEST

THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:55 CEST

THURSDAYS: 19:00 – 19:40 CEST

Discounted price for the EAVE graduates:

  • 50 Euro for a 10-class card (40 min)
  • 7 Euro for 40 min class
  • 13 Euro for 90 min class

Please register by email: yogatanika@gmail.com

Thanks!

Namaste,

Tanika

 

More info:

https://www.yogatanika.de/

https://www.facebook.com/yogatanika/

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Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away on March 3. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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